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A.J. Lambert


This is from May 1st at Yankee Stadium.
A.J. sang our National Anthem for her Grandfather
as the Yankees celebrated "Frank Sinatra Night".


Posted by: Nancy | Jun 14, 2002 8:20 PM | plus-minusComments(12)

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Suzanne11 says:
Jun 14, 2002 9:05 PM
Thank you Nancy for sharing this beautiful photo of AJ singing at Yankee Stadium for Frank Sinatra night. What a thrill it must have been for her.

steffen says:
Jun 14, 2002 10:28 PM
would be cool to have a clip- audio or better video- of AJ singing the anthem. i couldn't see it in germany.

also, are there some news clips from nancys concerts in NYC??

regards, steffen!

Whyking? says:
Jun 15, 2002 6:27 AM
WOW, that must be ONE proud moment!

Barry says:
Jun 15, 2002 6:59 AM
Hi Aj
That take real guts
Well done.

Jun 15, 2002 9:59 AM
Thank You Nancy, for sharing this beautiful photograph of A.J. singing The National Anthem at Yankee Stadium. I am sure her Father and Grandfather and Great Grandparents were standing beside her, beaming with pride! What a glorious Honor! I am sure A.J. sang it beautifully!

Bret says:
Jun 15, 2002 10:11 AM
Wonderful Picture!
Thanks Nancy!!

gerald says:
Jun 15, 2002 10:55 AM
Dear Nancy.

Thanks for sharing with us this Wonderful Picture. A. J. is Beautiful !



Edie says:
Jun 15, 2002 11:58 AM
Hi Nancy, Beautiful picture of A. J. singing I watched that game on tv to bad we couldn't see it I had my tape ready to go. Thanks for sharing. Love to you & your family always Edie.

Mandy says:
Jun 15, 2002 12:46 PM
What a beautiful picture and how proud the family must have been. I only wish that I had been there. Thanks, Nancy!

rene says:
Jun 15, 2002 4:27 PM
great picture!! You must be one proud Mommy..

ARIES3032 says:
Jun 18, 2002 8:26 AM
Hi Nancy, Thank you for sharing this wonderful moment in AJ's life with us. I can see your Dad smiling ! He was always s proud of his family, but I don't have to tell you that. What a great moment for you also. :) Lee

Yolanda says:
Aug 15, 2002 5:26 PM
Hi Nancy!
Hi AJ!
Way to go! and I just bet ya sounded great!!
And everyone's right your dad and granddad are smiling down on ya!!

Take Care and God Bless,

This Forum


I have decided to use this forum to correct erroneous posts on various lists so as to stop the spread of misinformation from people who are completely clueless about our family business.

Here is an example of wrong info put forward by someone who professes to be THE Sinatra expert. Eight out of ten of his posts are inaccurate and I am going to attempt to keep up with him if I can.

I am sick of these pompous, know-it-all blowhards and I am going to fight back with the only forum available to me and my family. He is talking about the Tonight Show.

It is not true that the "video tape was destroyed."

<< Sinatra first appearance was on 7-30-65 with Joey Bishop as
host. He did two numbers "I've Got You Under My Skin" and
"My Kind of Town." The latter is a different arg. from the one
we have so often heard. Sammy Davis and Sally Ann Howes
were also guests. THE VIDEO TAPE WAS DESTROYED. THE AUDIO SURVIVES. That's All Folks.>>

Friends - Please don't believe this person. He is wrong about almost everything he writes.

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Ed Potts says:
Jun 7, 2002 4:22 AM
Nancy: Hang in Kid! Your doing a great job. Ed

steffen says:
Jun 7, 2002 7:37 AM
ms sinatra, you decided right. this is one of the many purposes of this forum.
i have no clue who this person is, because i don't get around to read other forums.
i always wonder how someone can write their opinions without including a "maybe" or "i think".

so in this case, i take it as a fact that the tonight show tape survives. maybe we will all see it sometime!

greetings, steffen

wmbjjb says:
Jun 7, 2002 8:44 AM
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wmbjjb says:
Jun 7, 2002 8:46 AM
It is a shame that you have to deal with this sort of thing. You work so hard to keep the memory of your Dad with all of us and devote so much time to the forum.I know he must be very proud of you. Jeanne

Jun 7, 2002 11:39 AM
Fact is always truer than fiction. It's sad that People who don't know the facts, opt to invent fiction. It's down right slanderous.

1TE says:
Jun 7, 2002 1:51 PM
Although there are many Forum members who are very knowledgable re FAS,there are some who like to appear as if they know & are often wrong.


Go get em Nancy!

Many good wishes for your b/d tomorrow.

Respect from the UK to you & your family

Barry says:
Jun 7, 2002 2:27 PM
Good for you.
It must be so frustrating to
get people who think they know
all the facts about the Sinatra family
( Especially Frank), when they are
nearly always wrong. The official books
give the correct details and you always
help people with their questions when they ask.
I guess it's an ongoing problem, but for one or two wrong comments there are 5,000 right ones at least.......
There are millions of BIG Sinatra fans out there - many "silent" ones....without Internet for example

rene says:
Jun 7, 2002 5:38 PM
glad you are on top of all the incorrect statements...Keep up the good work..

SINRAY says:
Jun 7, 2002 7:26 PM
Yes Yes Yes NANCY, go get em love, your the best Florida Ray

philsands says:
Jun 7, 2002 10:05 PM
There is some controversary over an appearance FS and Dean made on the Tonight Show around 1968. It was a walk-on and lasted about 10 minutes, it was wonderful, they were coolness personified. But there are some who say I am wrong, that it never happened. Can you clear it up? Did Frank and Dean suprise Johnny anf hijack the show around 1968, maybe even early 69.
I can see it clear as day, I can't have dreamed it..

pal joey says:
Jun 8, 2002 7:24 AM
I'm thrilled to hear that the video survives from this early Tonight Show! I had heard that the tapes from virtually all the show's early years (1962-69, I think) had been wiped by NBC back in the early '70s. That's why you don't see early shows on Carson's VHS and DVD highlight packages.

I'm glad that Nancy is correcting erroneous information that various listers post. I think we ALL should do what we can as well -- if someone is stating "facts" and we know different, none of us should be quiet.

Pal Joey

gerald says:
Jun 8, 2002 7:39 AM
Dear Nancy.

It's really a bore when a "Mr. Know It All" want to show off inventing lies. Get them all.



bvo35 says:
Jun 8, 2002 8:06 AM
I received the same information as Pal Joey when investigating why no early Tonight Show material was included on the Carson DVD: That the Video tapes were scrapped. The information came in response to a request via e-mail to Carsons Team that is behind their official website at


Mike Mistretta says:
Jun 8, 2002 1:24 PM
Nancy, THANK YOU 4 posting your thoughts about Ed O'brien. I have had to read his lies for years. The late Gary Doctor, once told me, what Ed does not know, he makes up. He said on a list over 2 years ago, that Barry Manilow had a chance to do a world tour with Frank in the 70's, but Barry thought HE should have top billing, since he thought he was such a big star back then. I asked numerous times 4 his sources or proof of this, I received NO reply. Often, Ed will say, "I cannot reveal my sources" which is a lame excuse, especially since we are not dealing with some top secret government info. The truth is, Ed lied and was caught. Another time he said Frank sold 700 million records and Crosby 400 million records. I asked for a reference for future conversations, NO reply! He claims to have a taped interview with Nelson Riddle, after friends asked repeatedly to listen to it, he claimed he could not find it. In 1998, he claimed he had a forthcoming book about Frank coming out, he was asked who was publishing it and when will it be released? NO reply, even after 4 years! He told a TV reporter he met Frank 3 times. I doubt very seriously ANY of these alleged meetings ever took place. His co-author did most of the research for his only book, and his present only claim 2 fame, is wow-ing unsuspecting list members who don't know better and don't question his false claims. I have no use 4 anyone who has no respect 4 history and re-writes it and includes himself in it, all 4 his own self glorification. His only defender on 2 lists, uses smokescreens to turn the attention away from the issues, which continue to go unanswered.

Mike Mistretta says:
Jun 8, 2002 1:40 PM
Part 2

Nancy, I will assist you in making sure you are up to date on his lies. He posts them faster than I can keep up, so I will do the best that I can. Just recently, he said on the Temple List, that "Sinatra couldn't swing." That statement alone, tells us what we are dealing with here. I mean your dad, set the standard for all who could swing. John Denver once said on TV that Frank was not "a" swinger, Frank was 'THE" swinger. Why does Ed say such stupid things? I do not know but I imagine it is because he likes the attention he sometimes gets. He does not always speak flattering about your dad, but he pretends to be a expert and a fan. Those of us who have had to put up with him for years, know better. Your father had a word for those who pretended to know about him, but really didn't...yet tried to make a buck or a name for themself in the process. I think it applies to E.O.B perfectly. He is not a member of the Voice List, but he is on the Temple and Sinatraphiles list, as you know. In closing, Nancy, thanks again for saying and confirming what many of us have had to put up with, please continue to monitor his lies and set the record straight. Its a fulltime job, so I will assist you any way I can, and perhaps a few others will join us. Nancy, I know I may not have been in agreement with you on another issue, but on THIS one, I totally agree with you and support you. The other issue we both agree fully on, is the fact that your father was the best, and there will never be another like him. So theres now 2 topics we share commen ground. I look forward to building on it. BTW, Happy Birthday.

jonparrot says:
Jun 9, 2002 6:40 PM
I had a run in with Ed on the Sinatraphiles list a couple weeks ago. I made a statement and he 'corrected' me with some erroneous information. When I called him on it on the list, he never answered and 3 hours later 'POOF', I was permanently banned. I was baffled and wrote to Ed and to the list owner and never received a response from either of them. Apparently they worship Ed like a little tin god and his word is the last word on Sinatra. Well, I'm here to tell ya, it ain't.
I want his head on a platter and am working toward that goal, I am doing a little investigating on ol Eddie boy.. I suspect he is a common FS wanna-be who gets a charge out of claiming credentials he doesn't have.

ARIES3032 says:
Jun 10, 2002 4:55 AM
Dear Nancy, Those of us who are loyal fans of your Dad's will not believe garbage from anyone. We re so thanksful to your family and Rick Ellis for this site. I am glad yo are making it know liars are not welcome her. Nothing disturbs me more someone claiming to know everything without getting the proper foundation fo these statements. We have a local etery who uses your father's name in a commerical. I wonder how legal that is. I know the family has not given their ok to this kind of advertisment. Let us get this forum back to the format that you had orginally intending it to be via your father's wishes.I am so sorry you had to spend your birthday with this kind of aggravation. Love you, Leatrice

Jake says:
Jun 10, 2002 8:42 AM
HI Nancy,

It really is too bad that there are people that think they are the authority on Frank Sinatra, and then give misinformation. I think that you alone can't always police the forum, but need as well the members to keep an eye on any suspicious messages and report them to you for confirmation. Once the messages are confirmed erroneous, then a formal announcement as to its fallicy should be made. Anyway, just my ten cents worth. Hope we can keep wrong information out of the forum.

bright,april a. says:
Jun 10, 2002 8:24 PM
Dear Nancy, Frank Jr and Family, I am 34 yrs old and I love your dad's music and movies, I think it is great how all of you are protecting his name and keeping his memory w/ us all, young and old. Best of luck to all of you and keep up the great work. April A. Bright

Barry says:
Jun 11, 2002 11:23 AM
Hi Nancy
Baz mark 2....
it's the same old story....It went on
during Frank's life and they will-not
let it rest now.......Frank was so BRILLIANT
that these dipsticks have to hone in on his image and tell a pack of lies just to "Use" him to make some-kind of a name for themselfs.
What else would they be good for in life?.
They are not fit to polish his shoes. ( Or worse).
We in this Forum and millions of people elsewhere in the world all know that Frank
was fantastic. Anyone with any feeling for life would know....just from the beautiful music.
Dipsticks of the world......take a funny run.

pal joey says:
Jun 11, 2002 2:32 PM
Is it just me or do I not see what the furor is all about? I know the fellow in question, and yes, he does get his FS facts wrong all the time. But I don't see how claiming that a video no longer exists (while at the same time getting all the other facts about the appearance correct) is at all hurtful to FS' or anyone else's character.

If he was saying something derogatory about someone personally, that's another story. And of course, we should not allow incorrect "facts" to become accepted gospel. We -- meaning Nancy and all of us -- should try to get the true story out there as much as possible. But is all the hostility really necessary?

Pal Joey

FoolishPleasure says:
Jun 11, 2002 3:23 PM
> Philsands: Re: your post of 6/7. You are not dreaming about that surprise walk-on by Frank and Dean on the Tonight Show. I saw it too. Now what year it was is beyond me except to say that I would tend to think it was a little earlier than '68 based on the location I was at when I saw it. But I could be wrong.

Munchkin says:
Jun 11, 2002 8:17 PM
Pal Joey --

Exactly what I was thinking. Thank you.

No one values accuracy more than I do, and I look forward to corrected statements on specific facts. But ENOUGH with the personal vendettas. It makes us all look petty and small.

philsands says:
Jun 11, 2002 9:43 PM
Foolishpleasure: That makes half a dozen of us that have a memory of this happening. Surely Nancy or someone over at Carson will have an exact date, its driving me crazy. I can see it in my mind like it was yesterday, Frank and Dean squashed Johnny like a bug with their witty and off the cuff remarks. They were sooooooo cool..

Ronald Sarbo says:
Jun 12, 2002 5:26 AM
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Ronald Sarbo says:
Jun 12, 2002 5:28 AM
If his comment is untrue then what is the truth? Does the video exist or not. Or if it was not "destroyed" was it lost? What are the facts?

ladygodiva says:
Jun 12, 2002 5:35 AM

steffen says:
Jun 12, 2002 10:49 AM
pal joey and ronald sarbo, good remarks. i think the "lost video" comment is just an example for people spreading false information (although i admit i had the same feeling that thís is not one of the more tragic examples).

so i wonder too, what is the truth behind this? in my first reply i wrote i take it as a fact that the video exists.
but that's only a guess. it would be better to give the correct information to avoid more speculation. is it lost, is it locked in tv archives, is it in possession of the sinatrafamily? only ms. sinatra knows. :o)

Suzanne11 says:
Jun 14, 2002 5:34 PM
Nancy I have not read this man's comments on the forum but rest assured that I come to the news section of this web site often for the latest info on Frank and the family. Your books and Tina's are the main resources fans should read for the truth concerning Frank. You are the ones that knew him best. Keep up the good fight for your wonderful dad Nancy. I will always love and admire him.
Keeping the flame,

asharpnote says:
Aug 7, 2002 2:55 PM
Surely Carson can settle this!

dawnie says:
Dec 30, 2002 7:26 AM
GO GET'EM GIRL nothing I hate worse than a person who says negative remarks or untruth facts about F.A.S. thanx Nancy for all yor Hard work... dFl

Rolling Thunder



Nancy is in Washington D.C. this weekend participating in the annual Memorial Day Rolling Thunder ride, an event that pays tribute to American veterans who are missing in action.

Thousands of motorcyclists from throughout the country will ride to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to publicize the fact that many Americans have been left behind in past wars.

Nancy, who has been committed to helping veterans since the 1960's., is a frequent (and highly respected) participant in veterans events.

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Barry says:
May 26, 2002 12:34 AM
Hi Nancy
have a great time.
( Hope it doesn't rain like it did that time in Vegus!)
I have a friend in DC who told me all about the event.

ARIES3032 says:
May 26, 2002 10:11 AM
Hi Nancy, So glad you are there to kick-off the very important message to te world about the Veterans were have lost, and I commend the the people ivolved in this great tribute. Lee

Larry Greenwell says:
May 26, 2002 4:39 PM
Nancy it is so great of you to do this. We heard it on the news Saturday Morning you would be there. I was a veteran in the navy at this time.
This is a great thing you are doing. Love, Larry

May 27, 2002 11:57 AM
Dear Nancy,

Thank You for remembering and supporting our Veterans.

gerald says:
May 27, 2002 1:18 PM
Dear Nancy.

You are Wonderful !



Suzanne11 says:
May 27, 2002 9:50 PM
I know you have participated in the Rolling Thunder event before and I admire you for it. Please let us know how it all went this weekend.
Keeping The Flame,

Jun 8, 2002 6:27 PM
It is very disturbing and frightening to think that there are still Soldiers Missing In Action who may still be alive as Prisoners Of War. I shudder to think what their lives have been like. I would imagine it is a fate far worse than death. They gave their ALL to their Country. I would like to know exactly what is being done to find them and bring them back Home. There has been no closure for their Families and Friends. I wonder if they know someone still cares, or if they gave up, believing that they were long ago forgotten.

tulsadave says:
Jun 11, 2002 1:51 PM
I never knew you supported Rolling Thunder until I found this site. I am a current member of Rolling Thunder even though I've never been in the service. It's the least I could do for those who've given so much.
Keep up the good work!

johnofphilly says:
Jun 15, 2002 11:49 AM
Nancy, do you ride?

I can picture you on a Harley 900 Sportster, but not on a Harley 1200 hog.

But then again, Cher rides a hog, so anything is possible.

Frankie In Las Vegas



The view from one side of our suite at the MGM.

Frankie performing

Singing "Stinkfinger" as his character on Son Of the Beach

Chatting on stage with Bill Miller

Bill takes a well-deserved bow

Marty Allen was in the audience

The heart of the "Sinatra Sings Sinatra" concerts


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steffen says:
May 19, 2002 5:51 AM
thank you for bringing us a bit nearer to the action :o)

i am sure frankie has quite some performing years ahead and i bet i will see him someday.


gerald says:
May 19, 2002 2:29 PM
Fantasic pictures ! Thanks for sharing them with us.

May 19, 2002 2:53 PM
Thank You, Nancy, for sharing these photographs from "Sinatra Sings Sinatra"!

Bret says:
May 19, 2002 10:55 PM
I can't tell you how exciting it was to find these pictures here!
I can't wait to see Mr. Frank Sinatra Jr. in concert again.
These pictures are Fabulous!

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May 20, 2002 9:32 AM

Gonzalo Duque says:
May 20, 2002 11:08 AM
Ohhhh mannnnnn, he's GOT to take this on the road AND release an album!
Thanks for the pics!!!

June says:
May 20, 2002 11:12 AM
I saw Frankie Jr performing at Westbury....His performance carrys over the Sinatra mark of excellence......Frankie Jr has the presence and voice to do it right ....winging it !....... "Fly me to the moon" Frankie Jr does it best...Frank Sr knew he would..........."God Bless JR"

Jamie says:
May 20, 2002 12:24 PM
Those pictures are amazing. I just got back from Vegas....wish I could have seen it....

Mike Cruz says:
May 20, 2002 12:31 PM
It's great to see Frank, Jr. at work. Thank you, for sharing the photo's, Nancy. I couldn't be there, but I hope he tours again this summer.
No one can beat the sounds of a big band. The warmth of the strings. The strong punches of the brass at build-up points in a song. The fluidity of the piano playing appregios (single notes) and chords. The moving sounds of the flute. The great listening ear of the conductor and Frank, Jr. And, the lighting to bring about intrigue, and suspense. Even drama, especially when comedian Marty Allen showed-up, learning how to behave himself for a few moments. He has taken care of himself well after all these years. If I was there, I would sing along...Frank, FRAnk, FRANK!!!

Raphael says:
May 20, 2002 8:30 PM
I'm thrilled Frank Jr. is on tour. Hope that he comes to the Northeast this year so I can get a chance to see him. I do wish he would release another album. I have his last one that pays tribute to Frank Sr. and I love it.

Suzanne11 says:
May 21, 2002 6:02 AM
Nancy thanks for sharing the photos from Vegas. I hope Frank Jr comes to Portland, Oregon again as I certainly enjoyed his show. Wonderful performer and beautiful music.

luxenhaus says:
May 21, 2002 6:01 PM
This is the first time I've actually entered thru the site, not the forum. Looking at Frank Jr., - wow, does he ever look like his dad! I just wish his "Sinatra Sings Sinatra" would come to Missouri. I'd be the first in line - how about the Fox Theatre in St. Louis? Remember, FAS was there for the Dismas House?

Tammy Rushay says:
May 22, 2002 6:01 AM
Nancy, These picture are great!! Thank you so much for putting them up for us to see.. I hope you had a great time with the family and especialy your brother, give everybody a hug for me!! Love your keeper of the flame, Tammy

ladygodiva says:
May 22, 2002 7:54 PM
awesome pictures folks, you need to come to ontario canada

ARIES3032 says:
May 23, 2002 6:47 AM
Thank you, Nancy for thee super photos of Frank Jr. I am so sorry I missed this wonderful show, like the other members, I do hope he comes on the road with this show, and puts another albumn out. Tell him Fort Myers is waiting for his return. Much love to all, Leatrice

Edie says:
May 24, 2002 2:08 PM
Hi Nancy, Thanks for posting those great pictures of Frank Jr., sure wish I could've been there any chance of him playing in Vegas with the same show. Edie

Jun 8, 2002 6:46 PM
I attended a fabulous Frank Sinatra, Jr. Concert in Wallingford, Connecticut. Al Martino, Jerry Vale, and Frank, Jr., performed accompanied by their own Orchestras. Frank, Jr.'s included Pianist Bill Miller and Conductor Terry Woodson.

If You can possibly see "Sinatra Sings Sinatra", I guarantee You will not be disappointed!

e502 says:
Jun 30, 2002 4:23 AM
And then i go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like "Nancy, biker movies really suit you, how about making another one?"
Denny Hammerton

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