Frank Sinatra-The Unseen Westchester Premier Theater Performance Of 'It Was A Very Good Year'- 1977- From Frank's Legendary 'September Of My Years' Album

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In 1977 Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin performed a number of venues throughout the United States. One stop was the Westchester Premier Theater in Rye, New York. This auditorium was a new facility and was the two legends were brought there to initiate it’s status. The performance was filmed by famed Producer Greg Garrison who believed that ABC would purchase the rights as a televison special. In the day’s following this concert, a photograph circulated that had been taken backstage, It featured Frank surrounded by numerous Mob figures. It was then suggested that the theater was built with syndicate funds and that Sinatra and Martin appeared as a favor. The poor publicity surrounding this tale eliminated any T.V deal. Here is a history.

By Rich Buckland 06/20/2012 10:48 AM

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  1. Joe Mastro wrote on 06/10/2017 10:36 PM

    Slight error in the story. The Westchester Premier Theater is in Tarrytown, NY, not Rye. Rye is way east on the NY/ Connecticut border, while Tarrytown is west near the Hudson River.

  2. Dave wrote on 09/01/2017 12:08 AM

    I was there that evening. I met Frank and Dean Martin, backstage after the show. Funny to think about, after hearing this song, as I was 17 at the time.

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