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Why Frank Sinatra Was The Man • INGO VOGELMANN
Frank Sinatra gave an interview for Playboy Magazine in 1963, and it’s pretty stunning. During the interview he was asked: If you think you’re stepping over the line, offending your public or perhaps risking economic suicide, shall we cut this off now, erase the tape and start over along more antiseptic lines? And he said: No, let’s let it run. I’ve thought this way for years, ached to say these things. Whom have I harmed by what I’ve said? What moral defection have I suggested? No, I don’t want to chicken out now. Come on, pal, the clock’s running. I have to say, I never liked his music, but this man has become one of my heroes today. Because he’s absolutely right, and he’s had some balls. But here’s what the interview is about, actually: I don’t believe in a personal God to whom…