Music: Whimpering In the Dark?

After some seven years as a world celebrity, Frankie Sinatra at last found time for a personal appearance at London's famed Palladium. By last week, British bobby-soxers had given him the standard, screaming welcome, and senior British critics were chewing their whiskers, trying to figure out just what Frankie has.

People who simply put Frankie down as "The Voice" are missing the point, wrote Sunday Timesman Harold Hobson. It is not The Voice, but "The Smile, that does such enormous, such legendary execution ... the shy, deprecating smile, with the quiver at the corner of the mouth, that makes the young ladies...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!