In 1971, as those damn hippie pinkos were taking over the music industry, Hoboken’s favorite son announced he was leaving the biz during a Hollywood concert. In 1973, at age 57, he released the says-it-all album “Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back” and aired a comeback television special of the same name. And nine years after his alleged retirement, he recorded his iconic version of “New York, New York,” assuring that Rangers games and tri-state area weddings would forevermore bear his indelible stamp. He did it his way.
via Don’t call it a comeback: Premature retirements – Celebrity – Salon.com. (original link: hypebot)