Annals of Public Performance #11


The Hoboken Four perform simultaneously before a live audience and a radio audience courtesy of NBC, 1935. One of them became famous later on although I can't remember which one. Probably the guitarist, certainly not the skinny kid on the right.

8 comments:

Timmy said...

Sinatra. He strived, as Orpheus did, to be the best translater of song he could muster.

mister muleboy said...

Great shot there of Dustin Hoffman [second from left] eyeballing a young Frank Sinatra . . . .

jim smith said...

The guy with the guitar is, I believe Tony Mottola who achieved some note on his own and stayed friends with Sinatra their whole lives. I also believe that in Sinatra's later career Mottola was a fixture of nightclub/concert act. Jim Smith

Maria Jensen said...

Who would have thought that that skinny kid would become famous, and the chair man of the board?
Great photo!

Maria

erik hogstrom said...

Great photo!

peterrocker said...

If the skinny kid ain't standing on a box, the rest of the group must be real short-asses.

Tommy O'C said...

Mottola first worked with Sinatra on CBS radio in the 1940s, so that's not him in the photo. The Hoboken Four won the Major Bowes Amateur Hour in 1935, the same year Sinatra left the group. BTW, you can hear the audio of their radio appearance on You Tube, the earliest known recording of Frank Sinatra.

swac said...

That Major Bowes, he also gave Donald Duck his first big break (well, Clarence Nash, anyway).