The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto - Part Four Summary & Analysis

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In Part Four, The Spirit of Music tells the story of Frankie's life after Woodstock, his life in the early eighties, and Tony Bennett tells a story about Frankie at his funeral in the present.

After the events at Woodstock, Frankie was hospitalized for his hand injury. He was nursed back to health and recovered from a depression thanks to a surgeon. When Frankie got out of the hospital, he learned Aurora had left their apartment. Frankie was still guilt-ridden and the surgeon who saved his life convinced him to join a USO show for the troops in Vietnam.

While on tour in Vietnam, Frankie encountered Ellis, the New Orleans shoe-shine boy. Ellis had grown up and joined the army. Ellis was thrilled to see Frankie and invited him to play at his wedding reception to a Vietnamese girl that night. They played...

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