Letter sent to Frank Sinatra on 23 May 1974.

Envelope addressed to Frank Sinatra on 5/24/74, and containing my record and my letter

FRANK SINATRA, my teacher, whose footsteps I wanted to follow and to whom I sent my letter.

This is the picture I sent to Frank Sinatra. I was 26 year old and I didn´t know exactly what was the reason to come to my mind the original idea to send a recording to the very famous american singer. I have to recognize it was a childish action. If I have to give a explanation I only find one: my dreamer spirit.

Envelope addressed : Mr. Frank Sinatra; 4000 Warner Bld;Berbank
California 91505.

Document of the postal service, the number given in the letter to Frank Sinatra (5043) and the date: 05/24/74 and the city:Burgos (Spain)


4000, Warner Bld.







First I want to express my apologies for not writing in your language, because although I am studying, I have not the skills to express myself in English.


It is possible that what I want is a little childish, but I must say that I am honest and would not stay quiet if not carried out this idea.


My name is José María Rupérez Cibrián.I am 26 years old. I was born in Burgos, Spain.I  loved  music since childhood. I knew about you for the first time  when I listened to  singing the song Strangers in the night. My age was at that time 18 years old, and from then until now, the interest in your music has been total. I bought each new album you pulled the market.


 After completing military service I moved to Barcelona(Spain), I was 24 years old. I thought that in a much larger city that Burgos it would be easier for me to get into the the world of music. After a couple of months ago I met a young pianist and with him  I could rehearse and record the songs: Softly, As I Leave You, Hey, jealous lover, Three Coins in the Fountain, Days of Wine and Roses and Strangers in the night.


After a year and a half in Barcelona trying to make my way in the world of music I couldn´t reach my goal. I returned to my parents’ house in Burgos. And from my city I followed the fight, which now consists of sending this recording. This is a simple recording, but it’s all I could do,  forgive me the faults.


I thank you in advance, using the opportunity to express my sincere affection and admiration, staying hoping to hear from you.


José María Rupérez Cibrián (José Castilla)


Note: The letter was returned to me because the address was not correct.



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