Working With Sinatra
Frank Sinatra once told an audience, “If I’m a saloon singer, then Tom Dreesen is a saloon comedian.” “By that”, he explained, “we’re both a couple of neighborhood guys.”
For 13 years Tom opened for Frank Sinatra and together they toured 45 to 50 cities annually at some of the greatest venues in America. During that time, Tom once said in a Los Angeles Times interview, “As a kid growing up in Harvey, Illinois I used to shine shoes in the neighborhood taverns, listening to Frank Sinatra on the jukebox singing, “Come Fly With Me”. Now, I’m flying with Frank Sinatra on his private jet all over the country.”
It was a marvelous run for Tom, and on May 20th, 1998, he paid his final and ultimate tribute to Mr.”S ” by eulogizing him and serving as pallbearer at his funeral in Beverly Hills.
This web page is dedicated to Tom’s friend,
Francis Albert Sinatra