This Thursday through Sunday, Michael is back in town with a terrific new set called The Crooners. It’s a celebration of the deceptively relaxed and casual—what today’s whippersnappers might describe as “chill”—singing style featured on some of the most famous recordings by Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr. As always, Michael will leaven the show with backstories and anecdotes about the singers and songs he showcases. In that spirit, we’ve put together a trivia challenge for you. Each of the following statements is about either Crosby, Sinatra, Martin, or Davis.
Make your best guess, jot down the numbers of the statements associated with each singer, and check back tomorrow for the answers along with further details…
CROSBY or SINATRA or MARTIN or DAVIS?
- Delivered one of the most famous kisses in television history
- Boxed professionally under the moniker “Kid Crochet”
- Made a music video in 1983 that received regular play on MTV
- Was married to two different Golden Globe-nominated actresses
- The most recorded musical performer ever (Featured on over 2,000 records and 4,000 radio programs)
- Had his invitation to perform at JFK’s inauguration rescinded.
- Recorded a 1980 cover of a 1977 movie theme, another version of which made a cameo in a James Bond film.
- One year, he was featured on 10 of the 50 best selling songs.
- Won a Golden Globe as best television actor in 1966.
- Made his Broadway debut playing opposite Chita Rivera.
- Sings on the bestselling recording of all time, according to the Guiness Book of World Records
- He was turned down for military service due to a punctured eardrum.