Often to be imitated - never to be duplicated.

Frank Sinatra – In Concert At Monte Carlo – 1958 – Past Daily Downbeat

Often to be imitated - never to be duplicated.

Often to be imitated – never to be duplicated.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Frank Sinatra, in concert for The United Nations Refugee Fund – Monte Carlo – June 14, 1958

Something special, classic and rarely heard this weekend. Frank Sinatra performing at a benefit for the United Nations Refugee Fund in Monte Carlo, hosted by friend Princess Grace of Monaco. The concert also marked the second time Sinatra worked with Orchestra leader-arranger Quincy Jones, and aside from a Sinatra Society CD issue of this concert several years ago, it’s never been generally available.

Introduced by none other than Noel Coward, the concert took place at midnight on Saturday, June 14, 1958, right after the premier of Sinatra’s latest film Kings Go Forth. Because the benefit was also broadcast in Monte Carlo, there are several announcements in various languages. But nothing detracts from the sound of this concert or the complete uniqueness of this performance.


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