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Subject: RE: RE: Sideburned delinquent....?!
Date: Friday, October 06, 2017
Time: 11:07:55 AM
Remote Address: 126.96.36.199
Message ID: 311737
Parent ID: 311733
Thread ID: 311717
First, he hated rock music and only used it to his advantage when he was no longer selling records in the 1970s, since the younger generations hated him and what he represented. Frank was a first class asshole who not only hated rock, but hippies and punks who made up rock music at the time. The "sideburned delinquent" comment was directly about Elvis, and Elvis told him off after he made the comment.
As far as him being a "mafia wanna be", that wasn't true since he was directly connected to the mafia (no wanna be at all) and that was a fact. It was Frank who was being portrayed as the big music star Johnny Fontane in the the movie The Godfather, and all of that was true - other than the bit about the horse's head - while it did happen to some movie producer, from what I understand it wasn't connected to Frank. But he did attacked Godfather writer Mario Puzo in a restaurant over the book he wrote, since it was all so close to the truth. And he did get the part in the then upcoming movie, that being the 1953 film From Here To Eternity thanks to the mob, as it was true that Frank desperately needed some kind a revival to his music at the time, which was in decline at that time and the movie part was just what he needed.
He was close to the Gambino crime family, one of the top 5 major NY mafia families, and was also close friends with Bugsy Siegel, Lucky Luciano, and Meyer Lansky, who was portrayed as the old jewish guy in The Godfather 2 as "Herman Roth", along with his Cuban connections, as Frank hung out there regularly in his casinos before Castro took over in the late 1950s and closed then all down.
All of that was true about Frank, yet he had the balls to put down rockers as being "delinquents"? If there was anybody who doesn't belong anywhere near the Rock Hall, it's Frank.
Here is a photo of Frank with some of his close mob friends, including Paul Castellano and Carlo Gambino, who were both at different times the boss (or the godfathers) of the Gambino crime family, as it wasn't like he covered any of this up, at least not in the 1950s he didn't, but by the early 1970s he sure did. BTW, Carlo Gambino, the old man in the photo on the left, was the main Godfather that the book and movie was about, although the book and movie actually combined stories of all of the 5 major NY mafia families into one family (Castellano is the younger guy to the right of Frank).
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