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Match the singer with the birth name:
Frank Sinatra Dino Paul CrocettiBobby Darin Vito FarinolaTony Bennett Roberto CassottoPerry Como Nick PeridoVic Damone Antonio BenedettoDean Martin Frank Sinatra
Extra credit: Who suggested that Sinatra change his name to Frankie Satin and how did our boy reply?
Posted by The Best American Poetry on March 21, 2010 at 02:01 PM in Brainteasers, Music, Sinatra | Permalink
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Frank Sinatra---Francis Albert Sinatra
Bobby Darin--- Roberto Cassotto
Tony Bennett---Antonio Benedetto
Perry Como--- Nick Perido
Vic Damone---Vito Farinola
Dean Martin---Dino Paul Crocetti
Extra credit answer: Harry James. I don't know how FS responded, tho. Maybe a punch in the kisser?
Sharon Mesmer |
March 21, 2010 at 03:29 PM
Extra credit answer, via September in the rain: A life of Nelson Riddle. Regarding the proposed name change of Sinatra to Satin, Sinatra told James, "'You want the voice, you take the name.'" Later in life, he said of James' suggestion, "'If I'd done that, I'd be working cruise ships today.'"
Stephanie Brown |
March 21, 2010 at 03:41 PM
You're both right. It was Harry James back in 1939. Sinatra was 23. And he said, "Fuck that." Which biographer changed into "You want the voice, you take the name." I heard FS make the statement about "working cruise ships today" at a concert.
March 21, 2010 at 04:14 PM
And Sharon, how did you know that Vic Damone was Vito Farinola -- and all the others?
March 21, 2010 at 04:16 PM
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