Day 6

Frank Sinatra: Why that voice still moves us

On the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra's birth, we celebrate the famous crooner alongside two Sinatra fanatics: New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik and disc jockey Sid Mark. He's been spinning music by Frank Sinatra for 60 years.
Frank Sinatra in concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London, 1975. (Credit: Joe Bangay/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Saturday marks the 100th birthday of the legendary crooner Frank Sinatra. Decades after his voice was recorded for posterity, his vocals still leave fans around the world deeply moved. Last weekend, CBS aired a star-studded tribute to Sinatra with performances from high-profile fans including Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys and Celine Dion.

Adam Gopnik of the New Yorker is one such Sinatra fanatic. But legendary disc jockey Sid Mark is, perhaps, Sinatra's biggest admirer. After 59 years, Mark still hosts a radio show that only spins Sinatra tunes. Brent chats with Sid about the Sinatra centennial, what he likes about the tributes, what he thinks are the bum notes and why that voice still moves us.