Frank Sinatra – The Retirement Concert
Starring Richard Shelton, with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra
“… Shelton is so charming, so convincing, so compelling.” London Theatre" ***** Hollywood, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 13 June 1971 – at the age of 55, Frank
Sinatra announces he is retiring, bringing to an end his 36-year career in show business.
His retirement concert was a milestone in music history and saw the passing of an icon and a
Sinatra. An icon. A life.
Relive the ‘lightning-in-a-bottle’ moments celebrating the greatest voice of the 20th century, in
this note-for-note recreation of The Chairman of the Board’s retirement concert.
Including All or Nothing at All, That’s Life, and My Way - no other artist summed up their life by
a song title so succinctly or made such sense of what it is just to be alive.
“I’m for anything that gets you through the night, be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack
Daniels.” Frank Sinatra
This concert will have you drinking in every last drop.
“He absolutely inhabits Ol’ Blue Eyes’ persona… right down to every mannerism, facial tic and
spoken inflection, nailing Sinatra’s distinctive phrasing and the rich timbre of his singing
voice.” Adelaide Advertiser *****
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