The Rise of the Phoenix

A look at Frank Sinatra’s stunning comeback in the 1950s.


Frank Sinatra at a recording session at Capitol Records in Los Angeles, 1956. Source: Sound on Sound

“People often remark that I’m pretty lucky. Luck is only important in so far as getting the chance to sell yourself at the right moment. After that, you’ve got to have talent and know how to use it.” — Frank Sinatra

Within a few years of capturing the hearts of bobbysoxers and causing pandemonium at…



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Holley is a published historian specializing in 20th century history. Visit to learn more.