Singer born in 1940, daughter of Frank Sinatra
, who had a brief period of stardom between 1966 and 1968.
With Frank's backing, she recorded a few singles on his label Reprise. They met with little success, and Nancy was on the verge of being dropped when she hooked up with producer Lee Hazlewood and arranger Billy Strange. They urged her to lower her voice and toughen her delivery, and crafted material emphasizing growling bass lines and "go-go" tempos.
One of their first efforts, the 1966 single "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'", topped the charts, inaugurating a series of hits over the next couple years, the biggest of which were "Sugar Town", "Lightning's Girl", "Love Eyes", and the hilariously trippy "Some Velvet Morning". She also had a number one hit duet with her father, "Somethin' Stupid".
Light and fluffy, but with kitsch Sixties charm. Nancy also starred in a few forgettable movies in the Sixties, including the strangely titled Ghost in an Invisible Bikini.