Date: March 21st 2013
Dear George -
the video you made for my 80th birthday bash was delightful (considering my dear son-in-law didn't have very many good pictures of me) you made the best of what you got. The music was fun and you do sound very much like Mr.Sinatra, whom I idolized.
I saw him LIVE several times. He was the star attraction for a convention I managed at Caesar's Palace - we had the entire showroom and he welcomed the members of my association and they put our logo on the curtain, something which Sinatra seldom allowed.
But we're talking about a convention of 2,000 well-off businessmen who loved to gamble. He was fantastic that night, and I had been to his show that night as he got on the elevator with his bodyguard. I was with my boss and there were no other people on it. I was so starstruck I was literally speechless and just stood there like a deaf mute.
I have all his music. Thank you for doing that for Bernie, it was really a great gift and a great surprise. I wish you continued success in your career. I would've love to hear you sing "New York New York", my favorite of Sinatra's.
Love and Blessings,
(80-years old and counting)
As FS would say, "may you live to be 150 and the last voice you hear is mine...!"
George Lyons xoxoxoxo