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Let’s listen some music…!!

Let’s see something contemporary and classic together… And I think… these tunes are corresponding with such a theme. More about Sinatra’s life you could find here. It’s interesting to read about his political activities too. Look what Wikiepedia says about that:

„In 1944, after sending a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Sinatra was invited to meet Roosevelt at the White House, where he agreed to become part of the Democratic party’s voter registration drives.[66]

He donated $5,000 to the Democrats for the 1944 presidential election and by the end of the campaign was appearing at two or three political events every day.[67]

After World War II, Sinatra’s politics grew steadily more left wing,[68] and he became more publicly associated with the Popular Front. He started reading liberal literature and supported many organizations that were later identified as front organizations of the Communist Party by the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1950s, though Sinatra was never brought before the committee.

Sinatra spoke at a number of New Jersey high schools in 1945, where students had gone on strike in opposition to racial integration. Later that year Sinatra would appear in The House I Live In, a short film that stood against racism. The film was scripted by Albert Maltz, with the title song written by Earl Robinson and Abel Meeropol (under the pseudonym of Lewis Allen).

In 1948, Sinatra actively campaigned for President Harry S. Truman.[69] In 1952 and 1956, he also campaigned for Adlai Stevenson.[69] In 1956 and 1960, Sinatra sang the National Anthem at the Democratic National Convention[69]” (my salience)

It’s interesting to read about Sinatra and Kennedy political relationship too. And his migration towards Republican Party in 1970–1984. Wikipedia says:

In the 1980 presidential election, Sinatra supported Ronald Reagan, and donated $4 million to Reagan’s campaign. Sinatra said he supported Reagan as he was „the proper man to be the President of the United States… it’s so screwed up now, we need someone to straighten it out.”[74] Reagan’s victory gave Sinatra his closest relationship with the White House since the early 1960s.[69] Sinatra arranged Reagan’s Presidential gala,[53] as he had done for Kennedy 20 years previously.” (my salience)

But we should let music play first!

You must remember this…

Let’s listen another two songs I like very much:


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