francis albert sinatra does his thing

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Frank Sinatra sings “Lost in the Stars,” a tragic song of a crisis of faith, as the finale for his 1968 television show. The song is all the more heartbreaking considering the madness that had taken place in America in the preceding months, including the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy as well as an increasing amount of political violence and riots. For Sinatra, 1968 also meant a decline in his popularity with the record buying public and the end to yet another marriage. His performance here is not only deeply sad, it’s desperate. (x)