Kitty Kallen's death softly closes one of the last doors on a gentle yet deceptively powerful corner of 20th century popular music. Kallen, who died Thursday in Cuernavaca, Mexico, at the age of 94, started out as one of "the ladies who sing with the band."
Frank Sinatra and Winston Churchill met only once, so far as I know. On June 14, 1958, Sinatra was in Monte Carlo for the world premiere of his World War II film, Kings Go Forth. Winston Churchill was in Monte Carlo to gamble.
Despite all the missteps and bad choices that went into making it, you should buy this box. Why? Because Frank Sinatra was the greatest singer of the 20th century, and he could teach the singers of the 21st century a thing or two.