Farewell to legendary producer Ricardo Finkel of Frank Sinatra’s historic trip to the country

Farewell to legendary producer Ricardo Finkel of Frank Sinatra's historic trip to the country

Ricardo Finkel, the music producer and manager of Frank Sinatra’s historic trip to Argentina in 1981, died after 77 years of health problems that affected his respiratory system, his relatives confirmed.

In the midst of his long history, having spent most of his life in the world of entertainment, but also in football to hold the television rights in the country to FIFA, Sinatra’s chapter always had a special place in his career,

Sinatra's visit was arranged by producer Ricardo Finkel, who passed away today.  Photo: AP

Sinatra’s visit was arranged by producer Ricardo Finkel, who passed away today. Photo: AP

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Forty years earlier, Sinatra came to the country for his productions at Luna Park and the Sheraton Hotel, for lengthy talks promoted by Finkel, as a partner with Palito Ortega.

“He was the principal architect in Sinatra’s arrival in the country. An absolute lover of his music and his legend. I understand this was the highlight of his life: bringing up his idol as a boy,” he told Telam Agency. Journalist Diego Mancusi, with writer Sebastian Grandi, operation sinatraA book that tells the details of that journey and does justice to the figure of the dead creator.

The book by Grandi and Mancusi, which saved the figure of producer Ricardo Finkel.

The book by Grandi and Mancusi, which saved the figure of producer Ricardo Finkel.

In an almost unprecedented event in our country, until then it was not a regular venue for great international artists, “La Voz” offered a special dinner show at the Sheraton Hotel on August 5, 6, 7 and 8, and Then offered two other concerts at Luna Park on 9 and 10.

“The only reason Sinatra came to Argentina was because of my dad. Palito Ortega joined as a financier only a year before his arrival. In ’75, Dad traveled to the United States to talk to Sinatra’s people. started: first with his secretary, then with Sinatra’s attorney and manager’s secretary, until finally he found a lawyer,” his son Robbie Finkel elaborated.

After six years at the helm of these efforts, the Argentine producer was allowed to move on: “This is likely earned because of the relationship he developed, as he was a musical figure. He had already brought in Lalo Shifrin. And they ended up choosing her instead. Her for the relationship, though the offer was too good.

“When Sinatra’s lawyer arrived in Buenos Aires, the big promoter from here showed up at the Sheraton with a blank check. And the lawyer complied, even though the contract was not closed and signed and they had an oral agreement.”

went bankrupt

Ricardo Finkel with his family with Frank Sinatra.  Photo: IG

Ricardo Finkel with his family with Frank Sinatra. Photo: IG

Economic derailments that permeated the country threatened the economic return of the business and, like Ortega, who went bankrupt, Finkel—with a small percentage—lost his family home, although he continued to pursue his life’s dreams. completed.

The link between the two was formed thanks to his father, Jose Finkel, who discovered the singer’s talent, signed him as director for RCA, and placed him on screens nationwide. clan club,

Ricardo Finkel was the singer’s friend and partner at Argentina’s first music publisher Riley, with whom he began a long journey as a producer and for whom he befriended entertainment and sporting figures from Diego Armando Maradona to Anibal. Troilo.

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Manager other historical tours such as Al Di Meola, Billy Preston, Joan Baez and Tony BennettT also promoted the careers of other celebrities in the entertainment world such as Raul Lavi and even Marcelo Tinelli as a football announcer.

News of his death reached the offices of Sinatra’s estate, and Even his daughter Tina Sinatra spoke on the phone with her family in the final hours to mourn,

A photo from the "Sinatra Centennial Experience" exhibition, which Finkel brought to the country.  Photo: AP

A photo from the “Sinatra Centennial Experience” exhibition, which Finkel brought to the country. Photo: AP

It’s how Finkel also envisioned the “Sinatra Centennial Experience” exhibit at the Borges Cultural Center in 2017, where endless illustrations and testimonies about that historic journey were displayed to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the singer’s birth.

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