The Main Event – Live

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The Main Event – Live
Live album by
RecordedOctober 1974
GenreTraditional pop
Frank Sinatra chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic [1]

The Main Event – Live is a 1974 live album and television special by American singer Frank Sinatra.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Overture: "It Was a Very Good Year"/"All the Way"/"My Kind of Town" (Ervin Drake)/(Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen)/(Cahn, Van Heusen) – 3:12 (introduction by Howard Cosell)
  2. "The Lady Is a Tramp" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 3:02
  3. "I Get a Kick Out of You" (Cole Porter) – 4:37
  4. "Let Me Try Again (Laisse Moi le Temps)" (Paul Anka, Cahn, Michel Jourdon, Caravelli) – 3:26
  5. "Autumn in New York" (Vernon Duke) – 2:45
  6. "I've Got You Under My Skin" (Porter) – 4:44
  7. "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" (Jim Croce) – 2:49
  8. "Angel Eyes" (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis) – 8:32
  9. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (Stevie Wonder) – 2:49
  10. "The House I Live In (That's America to Me)" (Lewis Allan, Earl Robinson) – 6:41
  11. "My Kind of Town" – 3:01
  12. "My Way" (Anka, Claude François, Jacques Revaux, Gilles Thibault) – 4:57


Chart (1975) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[2] 70


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[3] Silver 60,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


Woody Herman and his Thundering Herd[edit]

Woody Herman was not present at the concerts

  • Alto Saxophone: Jerry Dodgian, Frank Tiberi
  • Tenor Saxophone: Gary M. Anderson, Gregory Herbert
  • Baritone Saxophone: John Oslawski
  • Trumpet: Gary Pack, Nelson Hiatt, Dave Stahl, Buddy Powers, Bill Byrne
  • Trombone: Urbie Green, Dale Kirkland, Jim Pugh, Vaughn Weister
  • Piano: Andy LaVerne
  • Bass: Ron Paley
  • Drums: David Carey

String section[edit]

  • Violin: Joe Malin (lead violin), Peter Dimitriades, Dave Kunstler, Avram Weiss, Harry Urbont, Stan Karpienia, Max Hollander, Carmel Malin, Julius Brand, Peter Buonconsiglio, Max Cahn, Julius Schachter
  • Viola: Vinnie Liota, Maurice Pollock, George Brown, Mike Spivakowsky
  • Cello: Anthony Sophos, Alan Shulman, Gloria Lanzarone, Julius Ehrenworth
  • Pedal Harp: Margaret Ross
  • Engineered by: Ed Green[4]
  • Record Plant NY White Truck

See also[edit]

  • Sinatra: New York (2009): features Frank Sinatra performing at Madison Square Garden from October 12, 1974.


  1. ^ The Main Event – Live at AllMusic
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 275,276. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  3. ^ "British album certifications – Frank Sinatra – The Main Event (Tv Soundtrack)". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved July 10, 2022.
  4. ^ "The Main Event: Live - Frank Sinatra | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic.