People, Feb. 4, 1980

Even for "The Voice," as local newspapers dubbed him, it was big box office. Some 120,000 Brazilians bought tickets to hear Frank Sinatra sing in Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium. On four nights before his stadium appearance, capacity crowds paid $450 a head to hear Ol' Blue Eyes warble The Coffee Song and The Girl from Ipanema along with his golden oldies while they dined on lobster salad, beef heart and French champagne at the opulent new Rio Palace Hotel. But as usual the boy from Hoboken did the gig his way. Flying...

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