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the big band era and on the radio, and as the bobby soxers swooned, he revolutionized the singing of american popular songs and never changed through pop, rock, folk, and rap -- a musical constant in a fast-forward world. he went to hollywood in the '40s and spent the next four decades making every kind of movie there is. he was one of the variety-show pioneers on early television... >> shall we delve into the history of the b-l-u-z? >> ...and almost singlehandedly made las vegas a showcase instead of just a casino town. from the beginning, the press called him "the voice," but he was never just a singer. he was a man singing to us and about us. frank sinatra is the voice of our best memories and the sweet sound of our maturity.
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