J. Randy Taraborrelli talks to Dave Hodgson about Sinatra: Behind the Legend

Aug 31, 2015, 03:08 PM

Frank Sinatra was one of the most influential entertainers the world had ever seen. He was also one of the most complex - generous, a loyal friend, a champion of causes, a devoted son and father, unpredictable, a loud-mouthed tough guy and a womanizer. What drove the skinny kid with a voice and a dream from an Italian neighbourhood in New Jersey to become an international superstar and one of the most important cultural figures of the twentieth century?

Written by acclaimed biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli, Sinatra is based on in-depth research, including hundreds of interviews. From the women he loved, including Lauren Bacall, Ava Gardner, Mia Farrow and Marilyn Monroe, to his ties to the Rat Pack, from his mob connections to his friendship with the Kennedys, Frank's life was full of excitement, danger and passion. This is a compelling and honest tribute to a man whose songs touched a chord in all of us.

J. Randy Taraborrelli is is known for capturing and penning the untold stories of icons such as #Sinatra , #Madonna , #Beyonce , #PrincessGrace , the #Hilton s, #MichaelJackson , #MarilynMonroe , #ElizabethTaylor , #DianaRoss and #TheKennedys . A respected journalist, he is a recognisable entertainment personality, and in-demand guest on programs, including Today, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Entertainment Tonight, and CNN Headline News. He is the bestselling author of 14 books.