Nancy Sinatra

Nancy Sinatra


6/8/1940, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

Birth Name

Nancy Sandra Sinatra


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Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Nancy Sinatra changed forever the image of women in rock in the mid-1960s, moving them from singing male-dominant songs like "Johnny Angel" and "Judy's Turn To Cry" to songs of female empowerment like "So Long Babe" and the immortal "These Boots Are…more


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    • Nancy: (on Nancy's move to urge lawmakers to force broadcast radio stations to pay royalties to performers and record companies when the stations air their songs) It's not about me. It's not about my dad. Certainly, Dad wasn't fighting for this because he needed more money. We are in search of fairness.

    • Nancy: What happens in the music business is that if you step out of your little spot to do something else, the sand falls right into where you stood and you're gone, you're history.

    • Nancy: There are a lot of people who would laugh at the idea of me being a good singer.

    • Nancy: Then all of a sudden, Quentin Tarantino comes along and puts a song from 40 years ago in one of his films and they've suddenly discovered you. That was a real gift that Quentin gave me.

    • Nancy: The one hit song that I have tremendous gratitude for is Boots, because it has a life of its own. It's like being identified with a brand name.

    • Nancy: The last song Dad and I worked on was Nice'n'Easy. Phil Ramone was not happy with Dad's vocal performance, so we did not add my voice to it.

    • The Duets albums are interesting and fun, though not my favorites. People called it the incest song, which I thought was really silly.

    • Nancy: The concept album became the perfect vehicle for him-and it WAS HIS. In a sense he owned the idea.

    • Nancy Sinatra: The Columbia years are the most sentimental for me. My parents were together through most of that time and we were a happy, sort of normal family.

    • Nancy Sinatra: The Capitol years were definitely the most metamorphic. His life changed and so did his voice, his clothes, choice of material and arrangements.

    • Nancy Sinatra: Reprise was his baby. He nurtured it. He fed it the best talent roster he could muster. He became the elder statesman of American Music, and deservedly so.

    • Nancy Sinatra: Morrissey wrote to me and said, I have a song for you and if we release it as a single, you'll be on the charts for the first time since 1972, I said, what time, where?

    • Nancy Sinatra: Morrissey wrote a really gorgeous song for me. I'm crazy for that man. And he thinks I'm hip!

    • Nancy Sinatra: It would be nice to be on the charts again, nice to be recognised.

    • Nancy Sinatra: I wasn't allowed to grow as an artist. My albums were nicer to look at than to listen to.

    • Nancy Sinatra: I wasn't accepted because I didn't accept the drug culture that most of my peers were involved in. Now it's like a locked room.

    • Nancy Sinatra: I was successful with mediocre material because of a good recording voice that people really liked at that time.

    • Nancy Sinatra: I was square. I'm still that way.

    • Nancy Sinatra: I was singing about six notes higher than I had to, in a range that kept me up in a bubblegum sound.

    • Nancy Sinatra: I was at a party three weeks prior to the murders at Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate's house.

    • Nancy Sinatra: I was a teenager and one of my favorite things to do was go to his record sessions. This was the most fun period.

    • Nancy Sinatra: I was a star in Italy, Austrailia, Germany and Japan before the American stations ever paid attention at all.

    • Nancy Sinatra: I was a star in Italy, Austrailia, Germany and Japan before the American stations ever paid attention at all.

    • Nancy Sinatra: I wanted to travel with my dad to be close to him again. Having babies and raising my own family took so much of my time, I didn't have a chance to be with him very often.

    • Nancy Sinatra: I used to be called Nancy Nice Lady.

    • Nancy Sinatra: I traveled with, and opened the shows for Dad for two years. I wanted to afford my children a chance to see what their grandfather did as a performer.

    • Nancy Sinatra: I think most people are aware of the garbage in the tabloids and don't give them a lot of credence.

    • Nancy Sinatra: I think I've finally proven something to people who were cynical about me. Because they were cruel.

    • Nancy Sinatra: I like Franz Ferdinand, Tony Bennett, Avril Lavigne, Morrissey. Isn't it crazy?

    • Nancy Sinatra: I have never been accepted. I'll never make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They're never going to let me in.

    • Nancy Sinatra: I got married and basically forgot about Elvis. Then Speedway came. That was the most fun of all, to see him every day all those weeks.

    • Nancy Sinatra: I didn't just want to be Frank's daughter who sang Boots. I take my music very seriously and studied very hard. It's not a joke to me.

    • Nancy Sinatra: I am the daughter of the Chairman of the Board and thus, was raised with great music.

    • Nancy Sinatra: His last 2 shows in the U.S. were in Chicago and St. Louis. I don't know what made me go on the trip with him, but I'm so very glad I did. They were two of the finest concerts I've ever seen.

    • Nancy Sinatra: Frank's audience doesn't care if a girl singer, a comic or an organ grinder with a monkey opens the show. They are there to see HIM.

    • Nancy Sinatra: Dad really had little to do with the songs, except to perform them.

    • Nancy Sinatra: After things started to happen here, my choice of material was extremely limited. It was a weird situation.

    • Nancy Sinatra: After 50, the rock 'n' roll road is a little absurd. It's very difficult to play these little places. You're out there on a rickety old bus with no place to shower.