Frank Sinatra: They Were Very Good Years

Watch Frank Sinatra: They Were Very Good Years

  • 1997
  • 1 Season

Frank Sinatra: They Were Very Good Years is a captivating documentary-style show from Multicom Entertainment Group (MEG), which covers the illustrious career of one of the world's greatest singers, Frank Sinatra. Following his rise to fame in the 1940s to his prominent status in the music industry until his death in 1998, the show explores the life of 'The Voice' through a series of insightful interviews and never-seen-before archival footage.

The show is divided into chronological chapters, each of which highlights a significant period in Sinatra's life. Beginning with his humble beginnings in Hoboken, New Jersey, the series delves into Sinatra's childhood and his first steps into the world of music. Using rare pictures and film from his family archives, the show provides a glimpse into young Frank's life and sets the tone for the episodes that follow.

As the show progresses, it covers Sinatra's stardom in the 1940s and 50s. This period of Sinatra's life marked the peak of his musical career and saw him work with some of the most prominent names in the industry, including the likes of Nelson Riddle and Billy May. Sinatra's success with Capitol Records is highlighted in great detail, and there are plenty of musical performances to enjoy, including some of his most iconic hits like 'My Way,' 'New York, New York,' and 'Strangers in the Night.'

The show also explores Sinatra's involvement in Hollywood and his groundbreaking achievements on the silver screen, including his Oscar-winning role in the movie 'From Here to Eternity.' It also gives insight into how he became such a cultural force in the 1960s and 70s, with images of the 'Rat Pack' members Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. making frequent appearances, as well as Sinatra's work as an advocate for civil rights.

The later episodes of the show deal with Sinatra's more personal and private life. It touches on his tumultuous relationship with Hollywood actress Ava Gardner and his marriages to Mia Farrow and Barbara Marx. Alongside this, the show also delves into Sinatra's love for his family and how he shared his passion for music with them. It also covers the singer's struggles with finances, a topic that can often be underrepresented in Sinatra biopics.

Overall, Frank Sinatra: They Were Very Good Years is a well-researched and thorough documentary that will delight Sinatra fans and those interested in the music and entertainment industry of the mid-twentieth century. With interviews from musicians and some of Sinatra's closest friends, as well as his family, the show provides an intimate and nuanced look into the life of one of the greatest singers of all time. The use of archive footage and photographs is expertly woven in with a great soundtrack of Sinatra classics, making for a compelling viewing experience.

Frank Sinatra: They Were Very Good Years is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (5 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 1997.

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The Vintage Years
5. The Vintage Years
January 1, 1997
Some of Frank Sinatra's final film ventures in the changing world of Hollywood and America. Although he lost his parents during this time, his children made him proud by following his footsteps in their careers. Sinatra attempted to retire for a while, but the old itch came back and he returned with the record Ol' Blue Eyes is Back.
The Swinging Years
4. The Swinging Years
January 1, 1997
These were the years Frank Sinatra led a group made up of talented rowdies called the Rat Pack. The members include Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop. They always had a ball performing together and even more fun off screen. Never have such a collection of name stars worked and played together so long.
Hollywood the Second Time Around
3. Hollywood the Second Time Around
January 1, 1997
Although he has hit his lowest in his acting career and personal life, Frank Sinatra doesn't give up on Hollywood. He works his way back up to the top through films like From Here to Eternity, Suddenly, The Man With the Golden Arm, and High Society. He continues to act in MGM films all the way up to 1974 and even takes a stab at producing himself.
The Hollywood Years
2. The Hollywood Years
January 1, 1997
Although viewed as a novelty and gimmick by producers, Frank Sinatra establishes himself as an actor in Hollywood. He lands main parts in musicals like Anchors Aweigh, but his career soon takes a nosedive in the new age of television. He redeems himself by fighting for the part of Maggio, in From Here to Eternity, against all odds and wins an oscar for his acting.
The Bobby Sox Years
1. The Bobby Sox Years
January 1, 1997
Frank Sinatra's beginnings in Hoboken New Jersey, and how he discovers his passion for singing. We see as Sinatra performs with various groups and bands, eventually working toward performing solo. These are also the years Sinatra develops his unique vocal style and works his way into the hearts of the girls in bobby socks and socialites alike.
Where to Watch Frank Sinatra: They Were Very Good Years
Frank Sinatra: They Were Very Good Years is available for streaming on the Multicom Entertainment Group (MEG) website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Frank Sinatra: They Were Very Good Years on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Tubi TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 1997