Sinatra – The Main Event (TV program)

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Sinatra: The Main Event
Genre Musical special
Directed by Bill Carruthers
Starring Frank Sinatra
Country of origin  United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 1
Producer(s) Jerry Weintraub, Roone Arledge
Running time 60 minutes
Original network ABC
Original release 13 October 1974
Preceded by Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra
Followed by Sinatra and Friends

Sinatra: The Main Event was an ABC musical television special starring Frank Sinatra broadcast on October 13, 1974. The special documents a concert given by Sinatra at Madison Square Garden in New York City, in which Sinatra is accompanied by the Woody Herman band, and introduced by Howard Cosell.[1]

The concert that was broadcast, was the last of a series of six that Sinatra gave at Madison Square Garden in October 1974, the audio from the concerts had also been taped and the highlights would be released as The Main Event – Live. The saxophonist Jerry Doidgson who performed on the concerts felt that the televised performance wasn't as strong as the others as Sinatra's natural pacing of the concert was disrupted by the mechanisms of television production.[2]

Track List[edit]

  1. Introduction by Howard Cosell: "It Was a Very Good Year"/"All the Way"/"My Kind of Town"
  2. "The Lady Is a Tramp"
  3. "I Get a Kick Out of You"
  4. "Let Me Try Again"
  5. "Autumn in New York"
  6. "I've Got You Under My Skin"
  7. "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"
  8. "Angel Eyes"
  9. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life"
  10. "The House I Live In"
  11. "My Kind of Town"
  12. "My Way"


  1. ^ Vincent Terrace (19 June 2013). Television Specials: 5,336 Entertainment Programs, 1936-2012, 2d ed. McFarland. pp. 157–. ISBN 978-1-4766-1240-9. 
  2. ^ Will Friedwald (1995). Sinatra! the Song is You: A Singer's Art. Simon and Schuster. pp. 471–. ISBN 978-0-684-19368-7. 

External links[edit]

Sinatra – The Main Event at the Internet Movie Database