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The Summer Wind Winds Down: Georgann Rea and Frank Sinatra

The Summer Wind Winds Down

Frank Sinatra headlines (bien sur) the Chanel Bonfire Spotify Playlist.  He was a steady voice, a soundtrack to my mother, Georgann Rea’s life — from a girl in Kansas City dreaming off his songs of getting away to another world to a lonely soul living out some of his saddest sentiments.  Fittingly, it was Sinatra and his daughter who optioned Mother’s unpublished autobiography “Someone Turn Off The Wind Machine”.  It was indevelopment at Fox for much of the 1980s with Frank to play the role of my crusty grandfather.  Alas, it never came to be.  I listened to a lot of his music while working on sections of Chanel.  The beginning of the playlist reflects the music of my mother which dominated the earliest years of our lives and then the list shifts to the music of my sister and me which then takes over the last part of the book.  We all have playlists for our lives.  What’s on yours?