People, Jul. 22, 1974

Melbourne's Festival Hall was briefly the scene of a Prohibition-era drama. A squad of heavyweight "personal friends" of Singer Frank Sinatra, 58, shoved aside photographers and reporters waiting to greet Ol' Blue Eyes as he arrived for the first of five scheduled concerts Down Under. As one pal explained: "Frank doesn't like pictures, see. Somebody's going to get hurt." Then several newsmen were hurt by Frankie's boys. Onstage, Sinatra broke off his concert to ventilate his fury at the press.

"They're bums," he told 7,000 bemused fans who had paid up to $29...