anonymous in Royal Festival Hall - 8 May, 1970

from Southbank Centre Archive:

Midnight May 8th 1970…….a darkened auditorium ……an expectant hubbub from the audience….then onto the stage he strode…..SINATRA! The worlds greatest entertainer….. With Count Basie and his orchestra…..and he gave the most amazing musical performance I have ever witnessed....The climax with "My Way" ..... the audience slowly leaving . The Hall in SILENCE ....realising they had seen and heard a musical genius at his peak....just wonderful!
cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 5 October, 2022 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall



Listening to

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My Way
written by Jacques Revaux, Claude François
performed by Frank Sinatra

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 May, 1970
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:30:31 +0000
Approved on Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:30:52 +0000