Veni… Vidi… Vici!
Happy 100th Birthday Frank!
Vocals: Frank Sinatra
Album: That’s Life (1966)
Writers: Dean Kay & Kelly Gordon
Funny how some songs capture a time and a moment. Late 1982, Merlin was in town and though he was subletting the Trockadero Loft in Chelsea on Sixth Avenue, we had checked into the Chelsea Hotel – why did it have to close? – for a romantic weekend. The Chelsea had always been Merlin’s favourite New York Hotel. Merlin chose a suite on the third floor. The first night as we staked a passionate claim on each other’s hearts, from the suite above, one of Hotel Chelsea’s many tenants played this song over and over and over and over through the night. The room was too hot and it wasn’t too cold that night; so, we left the window opened a crack whilst we loved, sinned and forged our bond anew in this lifetime to Frank Sinatra’s stellar magic.
Photo: Promotional studio portrait of Frank Sinatra, 1950s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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