Forty-six years ago this month, Francis Albert Sinatra performed at the Teatro Lírico in Palma de Mallorca in 1964. During the same year, or thereabouts, Ol’ Blue Eyes acquired a property in the East of the island, near Cala d’Or. Rumour has it that he never ever spent a night at his prized possession, but a caretaker couple was employed all year round for over thirty years, even beyond May 1998, when the singer/actor died in Los Angeles.
The song Come Fly With Me was written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy van Heusen for Frank Sinatra, and was the title track of Sinatra’s 1958 album of the same name.
Come Fly with Me is also a musical spectacle starting its second year at the Gran Casino de Mallorca tonight, March 20th, at 21h30. In the show, Frank Sinatra is impersonated by Chris Mann. Performances are offered on a weekly basis from now until October 2010. Tickets are available at 30 €, 45 €, 55 € and 99 € by telephone (971.130.411) or online (comeflywithme.com).
The photo was borrowed from the Internet, courtesy of sinatra.com. Thank you very much. The photo shows Sinatra recording Great Songs from Great Britain in London with conductor Robert Farnon in 1962.