The Coach and Horses pub in Mayfair re-opened it`s doors last Saturday.
And what a fantastic day of the year they picked to do it on!
It would have been the 100th birthday of one of the greatest singers of our time.
We had the Sinatra tribute act Clyde Barrow (above, left). His voice definitely did
justice to Franks- I even overheard some people at the event saying he had
the best voice of any live singer in SL! The music was
right up my street,
as my grandfather had been selling records, in his shop, since the forties –
and often played Sinatra to me as a child. The timeless classics that
Frank recorded include many Cole Porter, Gershwin,
and Rodgers and Hammerstein unforgettable songs.
After the live singer, we continued the party with DJ Stevie (above), whose mixture
of Sinatra and other similar classics also included some Christmas tunes.
We had a “Best in Rat-Pack” theme – with the women in evening gowns.
The Coach and Horses, in the London Sims, has always been known for it`s fun
and friendly events, and DJ Stevie, along with hosts
Jules (London`s Entertainment Manager- who seems quite overcome in this picture!)…
had been created by our tribute act.
Yay, for the Coach – my favourite venue on SL
(Mind you, I`m a bit biased!).
So, here`s some more pics from the event,
accompanied by a few facts about our favourite
crooner –and, of course, some great song lyrics,
which brought him hits throughout the years.
FRANCIS ALBERT SINATRA
was born on the 12th of December 1915.
In a mix up on his birth certificate, he was originally registered as Frank Sinestro-
something which wasn
t corrected until 1945. Wasnt he a lovely baby though?
“You must have been a beautiful baby, You must have been a wonderful child.”
( “You must have been a Beautiful Baby”-1959)
“I`ve Got You Under my Skin” (1956)
“And that laugh that wrinkles your nose,
It touches my foolish heart.
Lovely, don’t you ever change,
Keep that breathless charm.
Won’t you please arrange it?
‘Cause I love you
Just the way you look tonight.”
“The Way You Look Tonight” (1964)
Frank`s career spanned 50 years, selling more than 150 million records and making over 50 movies. He was married four times and had 3 children- one of whom, Nancy, later became a famous singer in her own right- having a big hit dueting with her Dad with “Something Stupid”(1967).
“And if we go some place to dance, I know that there’s a chance
you won’t be leaving with me
And afterwards we drop into a quiet little place and have a drink or two
And then I go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like :
I love you“.
However this was my favourite event in Second Life of the last few months.
The feeling in the Coach seemed full of potential for 2016,
but come on boys – don`t let us down. Come and party in the London Sims.