Frank Sinatra's Lost Inaugural Gala For JFK
Frank Sinatra © EuroArts Music International
Washington had never seen anything like it: a tidal wave of youth, glamour, promise and high spirits that descended on the capital for the 1961 inauguration of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the youngest president ever elected. Frank Sinatra, who had campaigned tirelessly for Kennedy, enlisted two planeloads of top-rank entertainers to perform at a special inaugural-eve telecast from the Washington Armory. The long lost recordings of this unparalleled event have now finally been re-discovered.