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May 01, 2009

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John Cooper

If only he had listened to his wife. :(

Red Colm O'Sullivan

History has proved her right.

John Cooper

Wiki entry -

Within a few years, Livingston moved on to the adult music arena and became Vice President in charge of all creative operations of the company. He signed Frank Sinatra when Sinatra was at a low point in his career. Livingston wanted Sinatra to work with arranger Nelson Riddle, however Sinatra was reluctant to do so out of his loyalty to Axel Stordahl with whom he had worked for most of his career. The first Sinatra/Stordahl recordings for Capitol failed to produce the magic Livingston and producer Voyle Gilmore were looking for, and Sinatra agreed to try a session with Riddle on April 30, 1953. The impact was immediate, producing the classic "I've Got the World on a String." However, it was "Young-at-Heart" that became the defining moment in Sinatra's comeback, peaking at #2 during its 22-week run on the charts in the spring of 1954.

John Cooper

Hmmmmmmm....that Wiki entry seems in conflict with Dave Dexter's accounting of the Sinatra situation in Dexter's book, "PLAYBACK".

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