Gary Thomas and the Tom Toms – It Was A Very Good Year: Sinatra, ’54
Turn back the clock and join Frank Sinatra tribute artist Gary Thomas for an evening of sophisticated cocktails, salacious stories, and performances of selections from two seminal Sinatra albums released in 1954, “Songs for Young Lovers” and “Swing Easy”.
After working for years as a band singer (most notably for the Tommy Dorsey band), Frank Sinatra’s career took off when he signed as a solo artist with Columbia Records in 1943. However, by the early 50s, his career stalled, acting roles dried up, and he parted ways with Columbia. Hot off the heels of his surprise Oscar win in 1953 for “From Here to Eternity”, Sinatra was poised for a musical comeback. After not putting out an album for 4 years, Sinatra released “Songs for Young Lovers” in January 1954 and “Swing Easy” in August of the same year on Capitol Records, marking the start of what would be his most artistic and critically acclaimed era.
Gary Thomas released his debut album “First, Last, and Forever” in April 2023.