10 years dead, but the voice will live forever

IT’S hard to believe 10 years will have passed next week since the death (May 14) of a true American idol — singer, actor and entertainer Frank Sinatra.

His passing left a void that to this day is yet to be filled save for a few big band era survivors, including Harry Prime, Peggy King, Jill Corey and, of course, Tony Bennett.

Remarkably, they’re still performing. So lift your glasses filled with Jack Daniels (Frank’s favorite) and toast the ‘chairman of the board’ who set the standard for concept albums and interpretation of pop standards.

It’s sad there may never again be such an era, but be glad his performances and one-of-a-kind demeanour will be with us forever in books, recordings, film and DVD.

The US Postal Service recently honoured Ol’ Blue Eyes with a commemorative postage stamp and, needless to say, fans gave their own stamp of approval.

Herb Stark

239 Division Ave

Massapequa

New York 11758

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