Music: Sinatra with Blood

"The bill at the Palladium ... is truly remarkable," said the London Times, with fine irony. "It is headed, not by an American but by a British performer!" "This time, for a change," echoed the Daily Mail, "it was not a Hollywood star who had the fans in a frenzy. It was an ex-painter's laborer from South Wales." Last week, after ten straight months of raising the roof over the U.S.'s Tony Martin, Frank Sinatra, et al., London's fickle fans were going wild over a crooner of their own.

On opening night, a crush of bobby-soxers whisked the bow-tie off 42-year-old "Cavalier...

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