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Frank Sinatra/David Janssen/Olivia Newton-John/Ray Johnson 

This is Frank Sinatra's first appearance on the Tonight Show. There was no comedy segment. Instead Frank Sinatra performed "I Wrote the Songs" with the lyric changed to "I Sing the Songs". ... See full summary »

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This is Frank Sinatra's first appearance on the Tonight Show. There was no comedy segment. Instead Frank Sinatra performed "I Wrote the Songs" with the lyric changed to "I Sing the Songs". During the interview he talked about how well things were going in his life, including his recent marriage. He told how he got Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis talking after a 20 year separation. When asked the high points of his career he listed the academy award for "From Here to Eternity", "The Man with the Golden Arm" and working clubs where you are close to the audience. Don Rickles then walked on, told various jokes about Frank and Johnny, and told how he first met Frank Sinatra years ago. Frank then performed "Where and When", and then left for a recording session. David Janssen talked about being in Japan to make a movie, and the movie "Two Minute Warning". A clip from the film was shown. Olivia Newton-John performed "Every Face Tells a Story" and discussed her upcoming TV special with Elliot ... Written by lenab9011

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I Write the Songs
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Written by Bruce Johnston
Performed by Frank Sinatra
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