LAS VEGAS — 100 is turning out to be a very good year for Frank Sinatra.
What would have been the musical icon’s centennial birthday on Dec. 12 has been celebrated with an HBO documentary about his life, a Grammy museum exhibit, even dinner specials at an old Las Vegas steakhouse.
A star-studded, Grammy-produced tribute show at the Wynn Las Vegas resort-casino last Wednesday caps the festivities. The two-hour concert aired Sunday night on CBS.
Among the stars who paid tribute to Sinatra were Lady Gaga, Adam Levine, Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Carrie Underwood and Usher.
Daughter Tina Sinatra says the family had been developing plans for a tribute concert in the back of their minds since her father’s death in 1998.
“His legacy is the music, and his music is the legacy. And that’s what cannot die,” she said.
It was after the Grammy’s tribute to the Beatles last year that Tina Sinatra walked into the office of CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves and her question was answered before she could even ask it.
“I know what you’re here for and the answer is yes,” she said Moonves said.
The same producer, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, responsible for The Beatles tribute and shows honoring Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder is returning for the Sinatra concert.
Choosing a fitting location to honor the Hoboken, New Jersey-native came down to New York or Las Vegas, where he crooned often.
“Las Vegas seemed more on the nose,” she said.
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