Frank Sinatra - A Man, His Music and His Life

OSH 560 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English

Course Description:

Francis Albert Sinatra; (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide. This course delves into his career and life.  It will highlight his successes and failures. See the weekly information below for more details.

Week 1 Early life and career, Hoboken Four, Harry James and Tommy Dorsey (1935-1939).

Week 2 “Sinatramania,” role in World War II (1942-1945); Columbia Years and Career Slump.

Week 3 Career revival and the Capital years (1953-1962).

Week 4 Reprisal years (1961-1981).

Week 5 Film Career.

Week 6 The Later years…


Instructor: Mr. Brian Murphy


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This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all OLLI at UM fall courses will be taught remotely, via Zoom.

OLLI 2020-2021 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
OLLI 2020-2021 Membership Added to cart upon enrollment.
Starts: 8/1/2020 Ends: 7/31/2021