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Frank Sinatra to George Michael in 1990: ‘Talent must not be wasted’

Frank Sinatra to George Michael in 1990: ‘Talent must not be wasted’

Frank Sinatra supported George Michael in 1990, when the young singer was overwhelmed with the rising fame. That time, the rising star was in black depression despite the success and popularity, and then-74-year-old Sinatra gave him one wise advice. ‘Talent must not be wasted,’  wrote the legendary Frankie in his open letter.

In 1990, the young George Michael was grappling with his fame, that period of his life naked his the weakest sides. The artist wasn’t ready to the escalating fame and popularity, he didn’t know what to do with it.

A 27-year-old Michael offered an interview to the Los Angeles Times’ Calendar magazine in which he discussed his growing disillusionment with his international fame. Frank Sinatra read this article and responded as a man and star. He asked George not to waste the talent. ‘Swing, man,’ wrote wise Sinatra.

Frankie was then 74 years old, his letter was published by the newspaper.

Frank Sinatra’s letter to Calendar magazine addressing George Michael’s comments on fame, 1990

Sinatra knew very well all the aspects of fame, he cemented himself as a legendary figure in entertainment, also offered the young George Michael a bit of advice.