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Music – 1965 – Michael Jackson – It Was A Very Good Year

This short video features Michael Jackson at 7 years old singing and impersonating Frank Sinatra….while singing the song “It Was A Very Good Year”….which is a song composed by Ervin Drake in 1961….and originally recorded by Bob Shane with the Kingston Trio.  It was subsequently made famous by Frank Sinatra’s version in D minor….which won the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male in 1966….while Gordon Jenkins was awarded Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) for the Sinatra version. This single peaked at # 28 on the U.S. pop chart….while becoming Sinatra’s first # 1 single on the Easy Listening charts.  That version can be found on Sinatra’s 1965 album September of My Years….and was featured in The Sopranos season two opener, “Guy Walks into a Psychiatrist’s Office…”….with a live, stripped-down performance is included on his Sinatra at the Sands album….but none compare with this Michael Jackson rendition…which is a “rare stone” in our treasure chest of vintage memories.

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