Throwback Thursday: Frank Sinatra’s 1965 rendition of “It Was a Very Good Year”

No, I wasn’t around in 1965, but I absolutely remember this song from when I was a tot in the late 1970’s.  My parents played it quite a bit; they had a few Frank Sinatra albums among their stacks of 8-track tapes in the living room entertainment center.  I wasn’t supposed to touch them, but I did.  (Hey, they were right at the bottom level, where I could fiddle with them.  And, as a kid,  would read anything — even album titles.)

Anyway, this Internet thingamajig tells me that the song was written in 1961 by Ervine Drake for the Kingston Trio.  Sinatra won a Grammy in 1966 for his rendition of it, as did Gordon Jenkins for his accompanying instrumental work.

 

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