Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military

Frank Miltiary the legendary music publisher whose imprint was on many of the hit songs over the last 45 years was memorialized by his son at the Friars Club yesterday. It was an emotional afternoon as many of the icons of the music world attended.

Tony Bennett, a close friend of Frank spoke and sang "Smile" to the many family and friends in attendance. Byron Janis another friend of Mr. Military elegantly recalled Frank and played the well worn Friars spinet piano in the Milton Berle Room.

Frank Military was associated with Frank Sinatra for over 40 years and was also closely involved with composers and lyricists such as Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn, Cy Coleman, Richard Rodgers, Burton Lane, Alan J. Lerner, Stephen Sondheim, E.Y. Harburg, Carol Bayer Sager and Jimmy Webb. Military had previously been presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Friars Club.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

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Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
Frank Military Jr.

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
Tony Bennett

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
Tony Bennett

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
Byron Janis

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
Byron Janis

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
Byron Janis

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
Frank Military Jr.

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
Milton Berle Room

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
Mike Renzi & Billy Stritch

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
James Naughton & Alan Bergman

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
LL Cool J

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
Alan Bergman & John Oddo

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
Billy Stritch, Alan Bergman, John Oddo, Mike Renzi

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
CHuck Granata, James Naughton, John Oddo, Tom Postilio

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Remembers Music Publisher Frank Military
Frank MIlitary & Frank Sinatra

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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen's life seems to have always revolved around a camera and a piano. He studied at Manhattan School of Music and performed in the "Borsht Belt" during college vacations, where in the true DIRTY DANCING tradition he met his wife Eda. Stephen was a Board Member of the First All Children's Theater and his wife, a classical pianist, is a Board Member of Barrington Stage Co. In between he made time to be CEO of a multi national machinery company and President of a domestic Textile Mfg. Co. In retirement, he now takes pictures of his 5 grandchildren and various other performers.


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