FRIDAYS ARE FOR FRANK: “On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)”

FRIDAYS ARE FOR FRANK: “On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)”

(ABOVE: Bombardier/Learjet photo)

On a clear day
Rise and look around you
And you’ll see who you are

On a clear day
How it will astound you
That the glow of your feelings outshines every star

In 1965, Frank Sinatra decided he needed a jet. The Rat Pack jaunts back and forth between LA and Vegas had become a bit too tiresome, so he reached out to the Lear Jet company. A half-million dollars later, Frank was a jet setter.

When Sinatra said, “Come Fly With Me,” he meant it. According to an October 2017 article in Air & Space Magazine:

“Sinatra introduced a lot of other people to the Lear Jet as well,” says National Air and Space Museum curator Dorothy Cochrane. “He loaned the jet to Elvis Presley when he eloped with Priscilla.” Sammy Davis Jr. and Marlon Brando borrowed the jet to fly to Mississippi, where they joined Martin Luther King Jr. on a freedom march. When Sinatra proposed to Mia Farrow, he hid her engagement ring under a piece of cake served aboard the Lear.

…and it all took off from there, the era of the Lear Jet was born.

“You will follow every mountain
Sea and shore
You will see from far and near a world you’ve never seen before”

Written by Burton Lane (music) and Alan Jay Lerner (lyrics) “On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)” was first appeared in the 1965 musical of the same name.

Frank had his own moment of clarity when he included a rousing rendition of the song on his iconic 1966 studio album Strangers in the Night, produced by Jimmy Bowen.

“On a clear day
On a clear day
You can see forever
And ever, and ever more”


Authored by: hMAG