Chicago’s Own Tom Dreesen: Still Standing… His Journey from Streets and Saloons to the Stage and Sinatra

Dave Plier

PHOTO: Tom Dreesen, left, opened for Frank Sinatra for the last 14 years of Sinatra’s life. (Photo: Photo courtesy of Tom Dreesen.)

WGN Radio’s Dave Plier welcomes Chicago’s own Tom Dreesen to talk about his life and career with his new book: ‘Still Standing: His Journey from Streets and Saloons to the Stage, and Sinatra’… sharing stories about growing up in Harvey, IL, ‘Tim & Tom’, Mitzi Shore and The Comedy Store, Johnny Carson and ‘The Tonight Show’ and memorable stories touring with Frank Sinatra. For more information about the book, visit

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