Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett

 

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Anthony Dominick Benedetto (born August 3, 1926),[1] known professionally as Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz. He is also a painter, having created works under the name Anthony Benedetto that are on permanent public display in several institutions. He is the founder of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens, New York.[3]

Born and raised in Astoria to an Italian-American family, Bennett began singing at an early age. He fought in the final stages of World War II as a U.S. Army infantryman in the European Theater. Afterward, he developed his singing technique, signed with Columbia Records and had his first number-one popular song with "Because of You" in 1951. Several top hits such as "Rags to Riches" followed in the early 1950s. He then refined his approach to encompass jazz singing. He reached an artistic peak in the late 1950s with albums such as The Beat of My Heart and Basie Swings, Bennett Sings. In 1962, Bennett recorded his signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco". His career and his personal life experienced an extended downturn during the height of the rock music era.

Bennett staged a comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s, putting out gold record albums again and expanding his reach to the MTV Generation while keeping his musical style intact. He remains a popular and critically praised recording artist and concert performer in the 2010s. He has won 19 Grammy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented in 2001) and two Emmy Awards, and was named an NEA Jazz Master and a Kennedy Center Honoree. Bennett has sold over 50 million records worldwide.

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Highlights10

Cheek to Cheek
 
Cheek to Cheek is a collaborative album by American singers Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga.
Duets II
 
Duets II is an album by Tony Bennett, released on September 20, 2011.
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
 
"I Left My Heart in San Francisco" is a popular song, written in the fall of 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, with music by George Cory and lyrics by Douglass Cross and best known as the signature song of Tony Bennett.In 1962, the song was released as a single by Bennett on Columbia Records as the b-side to "Once Upon a Time," peaked at #19 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and was also included on the album of the same name.
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
 
I Left My Heart in San Francisco is an album by Tony Bennett, released in 1962 on Columbia Records as CL 1869 (mono) and CS 8669 (stereo).

Photos - Tony Bennett780

People Recently Photographed with Tony Bennett16

Popular Albums94

Album Appearances & References51

Popular Songs10

Popular Live Albums1

Musical Group References1

Song Appearances & References44

Minor Film Appearances & References4

Films1

Soundtrack Film Appearances5

TV Shows12

Other Film-Related Relationships2

Collaborators & Influencers80

Other Music-Related Relationships14

Personal & Professional Relationships6

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships3

Awards & Nominations13

Events4

Popular Tours1

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Videos119

Spotify - Albums & Singles349

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On44

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts3

News Articles5

Tony Bennett, 'Sound of Music' make National Recording Registry
  –  March 22, 2018
Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours," "The Sound of Music" soundtrack and lacquer disc recordings from the 1945 conference establishing the United Nations are among this year's selections for the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry. Every year, the ...
Fleetwood Mac, Tony Bennett, Run-DMC added to Library of Congress music registry
  –  March 21, 2018
Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours," "The Sound of Music" soundtrack and lacquer disc recordings from the 1945 conference establishing the United Nations are among this year's selections for the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry. Every year, the ...
U.S. Recording Registry adds music by Gloria Estefan, Run-DMC, Tony Bennett
  –  March 21, 2018
The Library of Congress announced on Wednesday the list of titles being honoured for their cultural and historic importance to the American soundscape. "To think that something that just came out of my mouth and out of my creativity is being put on this ...
Sounds of Tony Bennett, The Temptations and Fleetwood Mac Enter National Recording Registry
  –  March 21, 2018
Signature songs from Tony Bennett, Bill Haley & His Comets ... and among the aural treasures making the cut this time around are the soundtrack of The Sound of Music (1965); The Ink Spots' "If I Didn't Care," one of the biggest-selling songs of all ...
Tony Bennett's "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" among additions to National Recording Registry
  –  March 21, 2018
Tony Bennett, Kenny Rogers, Fleetwood Mac ... mother sent him and his brother to live for years in her native Jamaica - a time when he absorbed the music of the Caribbean. He later returned and joined the Navy, and after the war worked as a janitor ...

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