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Music – 1971 – Michael Jackson – It Was A Very Good Year – From Motown 25th Anniversary Show Special

It Was a Very Good Year is a song composed by Ervin Drake in 1961….and originally recorded by Bob Shane with the Kingston Trio…..and 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 and became 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 included on his Sinatra at the Sands album…..but the absolutely cutest version of the song is seen in this video herewith…..as a young Michael Jackson, then of the Jackson 5 fame, as he sings his rendition of this famous song.

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