Tina Sinatra Laments the Loss of Her Dad Frank and the Death of Rat Pack Cool
It's been around 50 years since the Rat Pack, perhaps the world's first supergroup, hit the Las Vegas strip, and they've defined cool ever since. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. personified an era where music was smooth, cocktails were neat and the way you wore your hat meant everything.
The new collection 'The Very Best of the Rat Pack' captures 18 songs by the individual members, including Sinatra standards 'Come Fly With Me' and 'I've Got You Under My Skin,' as well as Martin's 'Ain't That a Kick in the Head,' featured in the Rat Pack's classic 1960 film, 'Ocean's 11.'
Listen to 'The Very Best of the Rat Pack'
Sinatra's daughter Tina, who helps oversee her father's legacy, sums up the Rat Pack's enduring appeal by simply stating, "They're beyond everything we've ever seen before or since. They're just a treasure to be passed on." In a candid interview, Tina talks about hanging out with the Rat Pack, why they hated that nickname and what she misses most about her dad, who died in 1998.
You were in your teens during the Rat Pack heyday. What was it like hanging out with your dad, Dean and Sammy?
I adored Sammy and Dean. They were really like uncles to me, to us. They were fun and they had such a camaraderie on and off [stage]. When they got together, the force was just unstoppable.... I was old enough to go to the late show, but I always feel like Dad preferred me to go to the first. I guess the second one got a little blue.... I don't think they really drank as