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The ‘My Way’ Story: The Song’s Unlikely Journey From France to David Bowie, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Las Vegas and the Super Bowl

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Super Bowl were wise to pay tribute to the man who arguably played the biggest role (besides Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel) in making the Sin City what it is today: Frank Sinatra, whose Rat Pack-era residencies defined Vegas in the 1950s, along with his best-known song, “My Way.” The song — which is now among the most-covered songs of all time — already had traveled a long way before it reached Ol’ Blue Eyes in 1968.

Since then, it has been performed countless thousands of times, by everyone from Elvis Presley and Nina Simone to Sid Vicious and Miley Cyrus.

But even more bizarrely, a few months before Sinatra laid down the definitive version, it had passed through the hands of a young David Bowie.

The story begins in France in 1967, where Parisian composer Jacques Revaux penned a ballad with English lyrics called “For Me,” about a couple falling out of love.

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