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|"I DID IT MY WAY" FRANK SINATRA 1915-1998
Three circular black-and-white photographs of Frank over a white background. All of the text is white, but "FRANK SINATRA" is on a black ribbon, while the rest is curved along the blue rim.
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The award-winning singer and film actor Frank Sinatra's career spanned more than five decades, beginning in the 1930s until his death in 1995. This button memorializes the singer at different ages throughout his career. The song “My Way” was released in 1969, and became one of Sinatra’s most famous songs towards the end of his career. As a crowd-pleasing anthem, it became a highly demanded performance. If Sinatra tried to end a show without singing “My Way” he would be dragged back on stage to perform it. However, Sinatra was never shy about how much he hated the song and found it personally torturous to sing repeatedly. According to this his daughter Tina Sinatra, her father thought the nature of the lyrics to be too self-serving and self-indulgent.
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