Tony Bennett, singer
birth name: Anthony Dominick Benedetto

Tony Bennett

August 3, 1926, New York, NY

Tony Bennett's career has enjoyed three distinct phases, each of them very successful. In the early '50s, he scored a series of major hits that made him one of the most popular recording artists of the time. In the early '60s, he mounted a comeback as more of an adult-album seller. And from the mid-'80s on, he achieved renewed popularity with generations of listeners who hadn't been born when he first appeared. This, however, defines Bennett more in terms of marketing than music. He himself probably would say that, in each phase of his career, he has remained largely constant to his goals of singing the best available songs the best way he knows how. Popular taste may have caused his level of recognition to increase or decrease, but he continued to sing popular standards in a warm, husky tenor, varying his timing and phrasing with a jazz fan's sense of spontaneity to bring out the melodies and lyrics of the songs effectively. By the start of the 21st century, Bennett seemed like the last of a breed, but he remained as popular as ever. ~ Allmusic: Tony Bennett ~ retrieved July 29, 2013 © Allmusic

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Tony Bennett ~ Awarded a Songwriters Hall Of Fame Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award in 1981.

Tony Bennett ~ I Left My Heart In San Francisco ~ Ranked #23 RIAA Top 365 Songs Of The Century in 2001.

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