Frank Sinatra will be honored at the Grammy Museum’s 2015 Architects of Sound Awards, to be held Oct. 21 at Club Nokia in L.A.
Ol’ Blue Eyes will posthumously receive both the architect of sound: vision and architect of sound: artist awards, in recognition of his unparalleled contributions to popular music, according to the Museum.
Stevie Van Zandt and Max Weinberg of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Bandwill host the evening, which will be held in conjunction with the launch of the exhibit Sinatra: An American Icon and will benefit the Museum’s education initiatives.
“We are very excited to continue celebrating Frank Sinatra’s centennial by honoring him at our 2015 Architects of Sound Awards,” comments Bob Santelli, executive director of the Grammy Museum, in a statement. “Sinatra’s contributions to popular music and the entertainment industry overall have truly changed the landscape of American music. We are grateful to the Sinatra family for partnering with us to recognize him at this year’s gala and with our latest exhibit, Sinatra: An American Icon.”
Sinatra is a towering figure in music and film. Over his lengthy career, he appeared on 1,400 recordings and was awarded 31 gold, nine platinum, three double platinum and one triple platinum album by the RIAA. He received nine Grammy Awards and an Oscar (he appeared in 60 films). Sinatra died May 14, 1998 at the age of 82.
Selected by the Museum and its board of directors, the Architect of Sound Awards are dedicated to honoring those who are “catalysts in changing the musical legacy of America, and have helped shape the sound of a specific genre. “
Performers on the night will be announced in due course.