2 JUNE 1966
Ol’ Blue Eyes was well and truly back. It had been quite a while since the legendary Frank Sinatra had scored a big-selling hit, but his ‘Strangers in the Night’ single reached #1 in the UK charts and stayed there for three weeks. It had also been #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 (and Easy Listening) charts. This was his first number one in eleven years, and following his daughter Nancy's 'These Boots Are Made For Walkin'', it was the second chart topper of the year for the Sinatra family.
This has gone down as one of the top-shelf standards of the Sinatra catalogue, but what did the man himself think of it? He hated it, calling it 'a piece of shit' and 'the worst fucking song that I have ever heard'. Millions disagreed.