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Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett at the Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, California, 2005
Tony Bennett at the Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, California, 2005
Background information
Birth name Anthony Dominick Benedetto
Born August 3, 1926 (1926-08-03) (age 81), Astoria, Queens, New York City, United States
Genre(s) Traditional Pop
Jazz
Years active 1949-present
Label(s) Columbia
MGM
Improv
Legacy Recordings
Website Official Tony Bennett music website

Tony Bennett (born Anthony Dominick Benedetto on August 3, 1926) is an American singer of popular music, standards and jazz who is widely considered to be one of the best singers in any century.[citation needed] Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (650x999, 164 KB)Dwight McCann,http://www. ... is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Astoria, New York is a neighborhood in the northwestern part of Queens, New York. ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Traditional pop or Classic pop music denotes, in general, Western (and particularly American) popular music that either wholly predates the eruption of rock and roll in the mid-1950s, or to any popular music which exists concurrently to rock and roll but originated in a time before the appearance of... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... MGM Records was a record label started by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie studio in 1946. ... Legacy Recordings is Sony BMG Music Entertainments catalog division. ... Tony Bennett can refer to several people: Tony Bennett is a renowned American pop and jazz singer and painter. ... is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Traditional pop or Classic pop music denotes, in general, Western (and particularly American) popular music that either wholly predates the eruption of rock and roll in the mid-1950s, or to any popular music which exists concurrently to rock and roll but originated in a time before the appearance of... The term pop standards refers to an American songwriting, arranging, and singing style that is widely considered as the high point of Western vocal popular music. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ...


After having achieved artistic and commercial success in the 1950s and early 1960s, his career suffered an extended downturn during the height of the rock music era. Bennett staged a remarkable comeback, however, in the late 1980s and 1990s, expanding his audience to a younger generation while keeping his musical style intact. He remains a popular and critically praised recording artist and concert performer in the 2000s. The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... This article is about the first decade of the 21st century. ...


Tony Bennett is also a serious and accomplished painter. For other uses , see Painting (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Early life

Anthony Benedetto was born in Astoria, Queens in New York City. His father was a grocer who had emigrated from Podàrgoni, a rural eastern district of the southern Italian city of Reggio Calabria, and his mother was a seamstress. Astoria, New York is a neighborhood in the northwestern part of Queens, New York. ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... A grocer is a dealer in staple foodstuffs, such as meats, produce or dairy products, and other household supplies. ... The Mezzogiorno is generally viewed as encompassing Basilicata, Campania, Calabria, Apulia, and Sicily, which lie in Italys south, as well as Molise and Abruzzo, which are geographically in central or south-central Italy. ... Reggio Calabria (officially Reggio di Calabria, Rìggiu in Calabrian dialect, Righi in Greek-Calabrian), is the largest and the oldest city in Calabria, Italy, dating back to the 8th century BC (see history below). ... Turn of the century sewing in Detroit, Michigan An old sewing machine Sewing is an ancient craft involving the stitching of cloth, animal skins, furs, or other materials, using needle and thread. ...


He grew up listening to Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, Judy Garland and Bing Crosby as well as jazz artists such as Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden and Joe Venuti. An uncle was a tap dancer in vaudeville, giving him an early window into show business[citation needed]. Al Jolson was a highly acclaimed American singer, comedian and actor of Jewish heritage whose career lasted from 1911 until his death in 1950. ... One of 12 Eddie Cantor caricatures by Frederick J. Garner for a 1933 Brown & Bigelow advertising card set. ... Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 - June 22, 1969) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). ... Harry Lillis Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... Louis[1] Armstrong[2] (4 August 1901[3] – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo[4] and Pops, was an American jazz musician. ... Weldon Leo Jack Teagarden Trombonist (1905-1964) Weldon Leo Jack Teagarden (August 20, 1905 in Vernon, Texas - January 15, 1964) was an influential jazz trombonist and vocalist. ... Giuseppe (Joe) Venuti (September 16, 1903 – August 14, 1978) was a U.S. jazz musician and violinist. ... Tap dance was born in the United States during the 19th century, and today is popular all around the world. ... This article is about the musical variety theatre. ... Show business is a vernacular term for the business of entertainment. ...


By age 10 the young Benedetto was already singing and performed at the opening of the Triborough Bridge. He attended New York's High School of Industrial Art where he studied music and painting (an interest he would always return to as an adult), but dropped out at age 16 to help support his family; his father had died when Tony was 10. He then set his sights on a professional singing career, performing as a singing waiter in several Queens Italian restaurants. The Triborough Bridge is a complex of three bridges connecting the New York City boroughs of the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens, using what were two islands, Wards Island and Randalls Island as intermediate rights-of-way between the water crossings. ... The High School of Art and Design is a Career and Technical Education high school located at 1075 Second Avenue, between 56th and 57th Streets in Manhattan, New York City, New York. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... For other uses , see Painting (disambiguation). ...


World War II and after

Astoria: Portrait of the Artist
Astoria: Portrait of the Artist

This was interrupted when Benedetto was drafted into the United States Army in 1944 during World War II. He served as a replacement infantryman in the 63rd Infantry Division in France and Germany, moving across France during the winter, then fighting on the front lines in March and April 1945 as the Germans were pushed back across the Rhine. Benedetto narrowly escaped death several times. He would later write, "Anybody who thinks that war is romantic obviously hasn't gone through one." At the war's conclusion he was involved in the liberation of a Nazi concentration camp near Landsberg. Image File history File links Very low-resolution album cover. ... The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The 63d Infantry Division was a unit of the United States Army in World War II. // Activated: 15 June 1943. ... A front line is a line of confrontation in an armed conflict, most often a war. ... For other uses, see Rhine (disambiguation). ... See also the related List of German concentration camps Concentration camp in Nazi Germany. ... Landsberg is a district in Bavaria, Germany. ...


Benedetto stayed in Germany as part of the occupying force, but was assigned to an informal Special Services band unit that would entertain nearby American forces. Later, some remarks he made against the Army's racial segregation policies led to his being demoted and reassigned to Graves Registration duties, leading to a further dislike of the military.[1] Subsequently, he sang with the Army military band under the stage name Joe Bari, and played with many musicians who would have post-war careers. Racial segregation characterised by separation of different races in daily life, such as eating in a restaurant, drinking from a water fountain, using a rest room, attending school, going to the movies, or in the rental or purchase of a home. ... United States Service Bands Each of the branches of the U.S. military, has a headquarters band organization, all but one of which are in the Washington, D.C. area. ...


Upon his discharge from the Army and return to the States in 1946, he studied at the American Theater Wing on the GI Bill. He was taught the bel canto singing discipline, which would keep his voice in good shape for his entire career. He continued to perform wherever he could, including while waiting tables. He developed an unusual approach that involved imitating the style and phrasing of other musicians as he sang—such as that of Stan Getz's saxophone and Art Tatum's piano—helping him to improvise as he interpreted a song.[2] The G. I. Bill of Rights or Servicemens Readjustment Act of 1944 provided for college or vocational education for returning World War II veterans as well as one-year of unemployment compensation. ... The term Bel Canto may refer to: Belcanto, a vocal technique; or Bel Canto, a novel by Ann Patchett. ... A waiter in a resort setting A waiter is one who waits on tables, often at a restaurant or a bar. ... Stanley Getz (February 2, 1927 in Philadelphia – June 6, 1991 in Malibu, California), usually known by his stage name Stan Getz, was an American jazz musician. ... Arthur Tatum Jr. ...


In 1949, Pearl Bailey spotted his talent and asked him to open for her in Greenwich Village. She had invited Bob Hope to the show. Hope decided to bring Bari on the road with him, but suggested he use his real name simplified to Tony Bennett. In 1950, Bennett cut a demo and was signed to Columbia Records by Mitch Miller. Pearl Bailey in “St. ... The Washington Square Arch Greenwich Village (IPA pronunciation: ), also called simply the Village, is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City named after Greenwich, London. ... Bob Hope, KBE (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), born Leslie Townes Hope, was an English-Born American entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, in movies, and in performing tours for U.S. Military personnel, well known for his good natured humor and career longevity. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Mitch Miller (born Mitchell William Miller, July 4, 1911) is an American musician, singer, conductor, record producer, A&R man and record company executive. ...


First successes

Warned by Miller not to imitate Frank Sinatra[3] (who was just then leaving Columbia), Bennett began his career as a crooner singing commercial pop tunes. His first big hit was "Because of You", a ballad produced by Miller with a lush orchestral arrangement from Percy Faith. It started out gaining popularity on jukeboxes, then reached #1 on the pop charts in 1951 and stayed there for 10 weeks, selling over a million copies. This was followed to the top later that year by a similarly-styled rendition of Hank Williams' "Cold, Cold Heart", which helped introduce Williams and country music in general to a wider, more national audience. The Miller and Faith tandem continued to work on all of Bennett's early hits. Bennett's recording of "Blue Velvet" was also very popular and attracted screaming teenage fans at concerts in the famed Paramount Theater in New York (Bennett did 7 shows a day, starting at 10:30 a.m.)[4] and elsewhere. Sinatra redirects here. ... Left To Right, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Dean Martin Crooner is an epithet given to a male singer of a certain style of popular songs, dubbed pop standards. ... Traditional pop or Classic pop music denotes, in general, Western (and particularly American) popular music that either wholly predates the eruption of rock and roll in the mid-1950s, or to any popular music which exists concurrently to rock and roll but originated in a time before the appearance of... Because of You is a popular song. ... Percy Faith (April 7, 1908 – February 9, 1976) was a band-leader, orchestrator and composer, known for his arrangements of standard tunes with lush string sections and female chorus vocal and wordless. ... A jukebox is a partially automated music-playing device, usually a coin-operated machine, that can play specially selected songs from self-contained media. ... For other persons named Hank Williams, see Hank Williams (disambiguation). ... Cold, Cold Heart is a country music and popular music song, written by Hank Williams, that is both a classic of honky tonk and an entry in the Great American Songbook. ... Blue Velvet is a song recorded by Bobby Vinton. ... The Paramount Theater in New York City in Times Square is a part of the Paramount Building which is an historic art Art Deco design. ...

The Young Tony Bennett

In 1952, Bennett married Ohio art student and jazz fan Patricia Beech, whom he had met the previous year after a nightclub performance in Cleveland. Two thousand female fans dressed in black gathered outside the ceremony at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral in mock mourning.[5] Bennett and Beech would have two sons, D'Andrea (Danny) and Daegal (Dae). Image File history File links Very low-resolution album cover. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... St. ...


A third #1 came in 1953 with "Rags to Riches." Unlike Bennett's other early hits, this was an up-tempo big band number with a bold, brassy sound and a double tango in the instrumental break; it topped the charts for eight weeks. Later that year Bennett began singing show tunes to make up for a New York newspaper strike; "Stranger in Paradise" from the Broadway show Kismet reached the top, as well as being a #1 hit in the United Kingdom and starting Bennett's career as an international artist. Rags to Riches is a popular song. ... A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late 1940s, although there are many big-bands around nowadays. ... Image of a trumpet, foreground, a piccolo trumpet behind, and a flugelhorn in background. ... Tango is a style of music that originated among European immigrant populations of Argentina and Uruguay. ... Showtunes are songs written for musical theater productions, such as: The Phantom of the Opera Jesus Christ Superstar Oklahoma! Guys and Dolls Cabaret See also Musical theater Categories: Stub ... Stranger in Paradise is a popular song. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Kismet is a musical written in 1953 by Robert Wright and George Forrest, adapted from the music of Alexander Borodin. ...


Once the rock and roll era began in 1955, the dynamic of the music industry changed and it became harder for existing pop singers to do as well commercially. Nevertheless Bennett continued to enjoy success, placing 8 songs in the Billboard Top 40 during the latter part of the 1950s, with "In the Middle of an Island" reaching the highest at #9 in 1957. Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ... In the Middle of an Island is a popular song written by Nick Acquaviva and Ted Varnick and published in 1957. ...


In 1956, Bennett hosted the television variety show The Tony Bennett Show as a summer replacement for The Perry Como Show. A variety show is a show with a variety of acts, often including music and comedy skits, especially on television. ... Perry Como (born Pierino Ronald Como, May 18, 1912 - May 12, 2001) was an United States crooner during the last half of the 20th century. ...


A growing artistry

Cloud 7 – 1955
Cloud 7 – 1955
Basie Swings, Bennett Sings – 1958
Basie Swings, Bennett Sings – 1958

In 1955, Bennett released his first long-playing album, Cloud 7, which showed Bennett's jazz leanings. (The album is billed as "Tony Bennett, featuring Chuck Wayne", the guitarist who served as Bennett's musical director from 1954-1957[6].) Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Very low-resolution album cover. ... Basie Swings, Bennett Sings is a 1958 album by Tony Bennett with Count Basie and his Orchestra. ... Cloud 7 is a 1955 album by Tony Bennett. ... Chuck Wayne was a jazz guitarist who came to prominence in the 1940s. ...


In 1957, Ralph Sharon became Bennett's pianist and musical director. Sharon told Bennett that a career singing "sweet saccharine songs like 'Blue Velvet'" wouldn't last long, and encouraged Bennett to focus even more on his jazz inclinations.[3] A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ...


The result was the 1957 album The Beat of My Heart. It used well-known jazz musicians such as Herbie Mann and Nat Adderley, with a strong emphasis on percussion from the likes of Art Blakey, Jo Jones, Latin star Candido, and Chico Hamilton. The album was both popular and critically praised. The Beat Of My Heart is a 1957 album by Tony Bennett. ... Herbert Jay Solomon (April 16, 1930 – July 1, 2003), better known as Herbie Mann, was an American jazz flutist and important practitioner of world music. ... Nathaniel Adderley (November 25, 1931 - January 2, 2000) was an American jazz cornetist who played in the hard bop and soul jazz genres. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jo Jones (October 11, 1911–September 3, 1985) (later known as Papa Jo Jones) was an American drummer, one of the most influential in the history of jazz. ... Candido Camero (1921 - ) is Cuban percussionist (mainly conga and bongo) who backed many a jazz act since the 1950s. ... Foreststorn Hamilton, better known as Chico Hamilton (born September 21, 1921 in Los Angeles) is a jazz drummer. ...


Bennett followed this by working with the Count Basie Orchestra, becoming the first male pop vocalist to sing with Basie's band. The albums Basie Swings, Bennett Sings (1958) and In Person! Tony Bennett/Count Basie and his Orchestra (1959) were the well-regarded fruits of this collaboration, with "Chicago" being one of the standout songs. William Count Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. ... Basie Swings, Bennett Sings is a 1958 album by Tony Bennett with Count Basie and his Orchestra. ... Chicago is a popular song. ...


Bennett also built up the quality and reputation of his nightclub act; in this he was following the path of Sinatra and other top jazz and standards singers of this era. Bennett also appeared on television; he sang on the first night of both the Johnny Carson The Tonight Show and The Merv Griffin Show. In June 1962, Bennett staged a highly-promoted concert performance at Carnegie Hall, using a stellar lineup of musicians including Al Cohn, Kenny Burrell, and Candido, as well as the Ralph Sharon Trio. The concert featured 44 songs, including favorites like "I've Got the World on a String" and "The Best Is Yet To Come." It was a big success, and further cemented Bennett's reputation as a star both at home and abroad. Laser lights illuminate the dance floor at a Gatecrasher dance music event in Sheffield, England A nightclub (or night club or club) is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark. ... For other persons named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Merv Griffin Show was a long-running American television talk show, starring singer Merv Griffin. ... Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall is a 1962 (see 1962 in music) live album by Tony Bennett. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Kenneth Earl Burrell (born July 31, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American jazz guitarist. ... Ive Got The World On A String is a popular song. ... The Best Is Yet to Come is a song composed by Cy Coleman, with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh. ...

Tony Bennett's "heart", left in San Francisco

Also in 1962, Bennett released the song "I Left My Heart in San Francisco." Although this only reached #19 on the Billboard Hot 100, it spent close to a year on various other charts and increased Bennett's exposure. The album of the same title was a top 5 hit and both the single and album achieved gold record status. The song won Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Male Solo Vocal Performance, and over the years would become known as Bennett's signature song.[5] In 2001, it was ranked 23rd on an RIAA/NEA list of the most historically significant Songs of the 20th Century. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1493x1143, 498 KB) Summary Tony Bennetts heart left in San Francisco in Union Square. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1493x1143, 498 KB) Summary Tony Bennetts heart left in San Francisco in Union Square. ... Image File history File links Very low-resolution album cover. ... I Left My Heart in San Francisco is a 1962 album by Tony Bennett. ... Tony Bennetts heart in San Franciscos Union Square I Left My Heart in San Francisco is a popular song, written in 1954. ... I Left My Heart in San Francisco is a 1962 album by Tony Bennett. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The jejejeje Record of the Year is one of the four most prestigious Grammy Awards presented annually. ... The Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male was awarded from 1959 to 1968. ... A signature song is the one song (or, in some cases, one of a few songs) that a popular and well-established singer, or band, is most closely identified with, even if they have had success with a variety of songs. ... The RIAA Logo. ... The National Endowment for the Arts is a United States federally funded program that offers support and funding for projects that exhibit artistic excellence. ... The Songs of the Century list is part of an education project by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the National Endowment for the Arts, and Scholastic Inc. ...


Bennett's following album, I Wanna Be Around (1963) was also a top 5 success, with the title track and "The Good Life" each reaching the top 20 of the pop singles chart and the top 10 of the Adult Contemporary chart[citation needed]. The Adult Contemporary chart (formerly known as Adult Contemporary Singles) lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ...


The next year brought The Beatles and the British Invasion, and with them still more musical and cultural attention to rock and less to pop, standards, and jazz. Over the next couple of years Bennett had minor hits with several albums and singles based on show tunes – his last top 40 single was the #34 "If I Ruled the World" from Pickwick in 1965 – but his commercial fortunes were clearly starting to decline. An attempt to break into acting with a role in the 1966 film The Oscar was not well received. The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... For other uses, see British Invasion (disambiguation). ... Showtunes are songs written for musical theater productions, such as: The Phantom of the Opera Jesus Christ Superstar Oklahoma! Guys and Dolls Cabaret See also Musical theater Categories: Stub ... If I Ruled the World is a song, originally from the West End musical, Pickwick, based on Charles Dickens The Pickwick Papers. ... Pickwick was a musical based on Charles Dickenss The Pickwick Papers, which opened on July 4, 1963. ... Acting is the work of an actor or actress, which is a person in theatre, television, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and, usually, speaking or singing the written text or play. ... Oscar Award The Academy Awards, commonly known as The Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and arguably the world. ...


A firm believer in the American Civil Rights movement, Bennett participated in the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches. [7] Years later he would continue this commitment by refusing to perform in apartheid South Africa.[5] The civil rights movement in the United States has been a long, primarily nonviolent struggle to bring full civil rights and equality under the law to all citizens of United States. ... John Lewis (on right in trench coat) and Hosea Williams (on the left) lead marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, March 7, 1965 The Selma to Montgomery marches, which included Bloody Sunday, were three marches that marked the political and emotional peak of the American civil rights movement. ... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ...


Years of struggle

Sharon and Bennett parted ways in 1965. There was great pressure on singers such as Lena Horne and Barbra Streisand to record "contemporary" rock songs, and in this vein Columbia Records' Clive Davis suggested that Bennett do the same. Bennett was very reluctant, and when he tried, the results pleased no one. This was exemplified by Tony Sings the Great Hits of Today! (1969), which featured misguided attempts at Beatles and other current songs and a ludicrous psychedelic art cover.[8] Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (born June 30, 1917 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York) is a popular singer of African-American descent. ... Barbra Streisand (pronounced STRY-sand, IPA: ; born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, theatre and film actress, composer, liberal political activist, film producer and director. ... Clive Jay Davis (born April 4, 1932) is a Grammy Award winning record producer and a leading music industry executive. ...


Years later Bennett would recall his dismay at being asked to do contemporary material, comparing it to when his mother was forced to produce a cheap dress. By 1972, he had departed Columbia for MGM Records, but found no more success there, and in a couple more years he was without a recording contract. MGM Records was a record label started by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie studio in 1946. ...


Bennett and his wife Patricia had been separated since 1965, their marriage a victim of too much time on the road, among other factors.[5] In 1971, their divorce became official. Bennett had been involved with aspiring actress Sandra Grant since filming The Oscar, and in 1972 they married. They would have two daughters, Joanna and Antonia Bennett. Sandra Grant Bennett is an American actress, most famous for marrying singing legend Tony Bennett and dating Joe DiMaggio for many years after he divorced Marilyn Monroe. ... Antonia Bennett (born Antonia Benedetto, April, 1978) is an American popular music and jazz singer, best known for being the daughter of legendary singer Tony Bennett. ...


Taking matters into his own hands, Bennett started his own record company, Improv. He cut some songs that would later become favorites, such as "What is This Thing Called Love?", and made two well-regarded albums with jazz pianist Bill Evans, The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album (1975) and Together Again (1976), but by 1977 Improv was out of business. A stint living in England, like other American jazz expatriates, did not change his fortunes. William John Evans (better known as Bill Evans) (August 16, 1929 – September 15, 1980) was an American jazz pianist and one of the most famous of the 20th century; he remains one of the major influences on post-1950s jazz piano. ... The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album is a 1975 (see 1975 in music) album by the singer Tony Bennett, accompianed by the pianist Bill Evans. ... Together Again is a 1977 (see 1977 in music) album by the singer Tony Bennett, accompianed by the pianist Bill Evans. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For the band, see Expatriate (band). ...


As the decade neared its end, Bennett had no recording contract, no manager, and was not performing any concerts outside of Las Vegas. His second marriage was failing (they would completely separate in 1979, but not officially divorced until 2007[9]). He had (like many musicians) developed a drug addiction, was living beyond his means, and had the Internal Revenue Service trying to seize his Los Angeles home. He had hit bottom. GMs Aerotrain, in service as the City of Las Vegas, makes a station stop on its way to Los Angeles in 1957. ... Drug addiction, or dependency is the compulsive use of drugs, to the point where the user has no effective choice but to continue use. ... Seal of the Internal Revenue Service Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Part of the Taxation series        IRS redirects here. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Turnaround

After a near-fatal cocaine overdose in 1979, Bennett called his sons Danny and Dae for help. "Look, I'm lost here," he told them. "It seems like people don't want to hear the music I make."[citation needed]Danny Bennett, an aspiring musician himself, also came to a realization. The band Danny and his brother had started, Quacky Duck and His Barnyard Friends, had foundered and Danny's musical abilities were limited. However he had discovered during this time, that he did have a head for business. His father, on the other hand, had tremendous musical talent but was having trouble sustaining a career from it. Danny signed on as his father's manager. Cocaine is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ... The term drug overdose (or simply overdose) describes the ingestion or application of a drug or other substance in quantities greater than are recommended or generally practiced. ... Quacky Duck and His Barnyard Friends was an American country rock band of the early 1970s. ... In economics, a business is a legally-recognized organizational entity existing within an economically free country designed to sell goods and/or services to consumers, usually in an effort to generate profit. ...


Danny got his father's expenses under control, moved him back to New York, and began booking him in colleges and small theatres to get him away from a "Vegas" image. Tony Bennett had also reunited with Ralph Sharon as his pianist and musical director. By 1986, Tony Bennett was re-signed to Columbia Records, this time with creative control, and released The Art of Excellence. This became his first album to reach the charts since 1972. The Art of Excellence is an album by Tony Bennett, released in 1986. ...


An unexpected audience

By the mid-1980s, the excesses of the disco, punk rock, and new wave eras had given many artists and listeners a greater appreciation for the classic American song. Rock stars such as Linda Ronstadt began recording albums of standards, and such songs began showing up more frequently in movie soundtracks and on television commercials. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... This article is about the music genre. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... New Wave was a pop and rock music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the early-to-mid 1980s. ... Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is a popular vocalist with multiple Grammy Awards, numerous multi-platinum albums, an Emmy Award, a Tony Award nomination who has recorded over 30 studio albums and has made guest appearances on over 100 other albums. ...


Danny Bennett felt strongly that younger audiences, although completely unfamiliar with Tony Bennett, would respond to his music if only given a chance to see and hear it. More crucially, no changes to Tony's appearance (tuxedo), singing style (his own), musical accompaniment (The Ralph Sharon Trio or an orchestra), or song choice (generally the Great American Songbook) were necessary or desirable. Songwriter Harold Arlen (right) with singer Bing Crosby (left) and Decca Records owner Jack Kapp (center) Great American Songbook is an informal term referring to the interrelated music of Broadway musical theater, the Hollywood musical, and Tin Pan Alley, in a period that begins roughly in the 1920s and tapers...


Accordingly, Danny began to book his father on shows with younger audiences, such as David Letterman's talk shows, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Simpsons, and various MTV programs. The plan worked; as Tony later remembered, "I realized that young people had never heard those songs. Cole Porter, Gershwin – they were like, 'Who wrote that?' To them, it was different. If you're different, you stand out."[citation needed] David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.) is an award-winning American comedian, late night talk show host, television producer, philanthropist, and IRL IndyCar Series car owner. ... Late Night with Conan OBrien is an Emmy Award-winning American late night talk show that is syndicated worldwide. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ...


During this time, Bennett continued to record, first putting out the acclaimed look back Astoria: Portrait of the Artist (1990), then emphasizing themed albums such as the Sinatra homage Perfectly Frank (1992) and the Fred Astaire tribute Steppin' Out (1993). The latter two both achieved gold status and won Grammys for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance (Bennett's first Grammys since 1962) and further established Bennett as the inheritor of the mantle of a classic American great. Perfectly Frank is an album by Tony Bennett, released in 1992, recorded as a tribute to Frank Sinatra. ... Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987), born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska,[1] was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. ... Steppin Out is an album by Tony Bennett, released in 1993. ... The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album has been awarded since 1992. ...

Unplugged was the 1995 Grammy Album of the Year

As Bennett was seen at MTV Video Music Awards shows side by side with the likes of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Flavor Flav, and as his "Steppin' Out With My Baby" video received MTV airplay, it was clear that, as The New York Times said, "Tony Bennett has not just bridged the generation gap, he has demolished it. He has solidly connected with a younger crowd weaned on rock. And there have been no compromises."[citation needed] Image File history File links Very low-resolution album cover. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. ... William Jonathan Drayton, Jr. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ...


The new audience reached its height with Bennett's appearance in 1994 on MTV Unplugged. Featuring guest appearances by rock and country stars Elvis Costello and k.d. lang (both of whom had a profound respect for the standards genre), the show attracted a considerable audience and much media attention. The resulting MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett album went platinum and, besides taking the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance Grammy award for the third straight year, also won the top Grammy prize of Album of the Year. At age 68, Tony Bennett had come all the way back. MTV Unplugged is a series showcasing popular musical artists playing acoustic instruments. ... Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick McManus August 25, 1954) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. ... Kathryn Dawn Lang, OC (born November 2, 1961), best known by the stage name k. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category. ...


No retirement

Hot and Cool – Bennett Sings Ellington 1999

Since then Bennett has continued to record and tour steadily. In concert Bennett often makes a point of singing one song (usually "Fly Me to the Moon") without any microphone or amplification, demonstrating to younger audience members the lost art of vocal projection. One show, Tony Bennett's Wonderful World: Live From San Francisco, was made into a PBS special. Bennett also created the idea behind, and starred in the first, of the A&E Network's Live By Request series, for which he won an Emmy Award. Image File history File links Very low-resolution album cover. ... For other uses, see Fly Me to the Moon (disambiguation). ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... Biography is one of A&Es longest-running and most popular programs. ... An Emmy Award. ...


A series of albums, often based on themes (Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, blues, duets) have met with good acceptance[citation needed]; Bennett has won seven more Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance or Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Grammys in the subsequent years, most recently for the year 2006. According to his official biography, Bennett has now sold over 50 million records worldwide during his career. This article is about the American Jazz composer and performer. ... Louis[1] Armstrong[2] (4 August 1901[3] – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo[4] and Pops, was an American jazz musician. ... Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), born Eleanora Fagan and later nicknamed Lady Day (see Jazz royalty regarding similar nicknames), was an American jazz singer, a seminal influence on jazz and pop singers, and generally regarded as one of the greatest female jazz vocalists. ... Blues music redirects here. ... The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album has been awarded since 1992. ...


In addition to numerous television guest performances, Bennett has had cameo appearances as himself in films such as The Scout, Analyze This, and Bruce Almighty. A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ... The Scout (1994) is a motion picture starring Brendan Fraser and Albert Brooks and directed by Michael Ritchie, the director of The Bad News Bears. ... Analyze This is a 1999 movie produced by Warner Brothers Studios. ... Bruce Almighty is a 2003 comedy movie directed by Tom Shadyac and written by Steve Koren, Mark OKeefe, and Steve Oedekerk. ...

Benedetto Gondola, Venice

Tony Bennett's career as a painter has also flourished. He followed up his childhood interest with serious training, work, and museum visits throughout his life. He sketches or paints every day, even of views out of hotel windows when he is on tour. Painting under his real name of Benedetto, he has exhibited his work in numerous galleries and has been commissioned by the Kentucky Derby and the United Nations. His painting "Homage to Hockney" (for his friend David Hockney) is on permanent display at the highly regarded Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio as is his "Boy on Sailboat, Sydney Bay" at the National Arts Club in Gramercy Park in New York. His paintings have been featured in ARTnews and other magazines. Many of his works were published in the art book Tony Bennett: What My Heart Has Seen in 1996. In 2007, another book involving his paintings, Tony Bennett in the Studio: A Life of Art & Music, became a best-seller among art books.[4] Image File history File links Low-resolution art work. ... The Hannah Derby is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. ... UN and U.N. redirect here. ... We Two Boys Together Clinging, 1961. ... Cafe & Giftshop The Butler Institute of American Art, located on Wick Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio, was the first museum to feature exclusively American Art. ... Location within the state of Ohio Coordinates: , Country State Counties Mahoning, Trumbull Founded 1796 Incorporated 1848 (village) - 1867 (city) Government  - Mayor Jay Williams (I) Area  - City  34. ... The National Arts Club is a New York City-based private arts club [...] dedicated to furthering art and artists in America. ... Gramercy Park (sometimes misspelled as Grammercy) is a small, fenced-in private park in the Gramercy neighborhood of the New York City borough of Manhattan, accessible only to residents of certain townhouses in the area who have keys to the park. ... ARTnews is an artist magazine, founded in 1902 and claiming a circulation of more than 200,000. ...


Bennett also published The Good Life: The Autobiography of Tony Bennett in 1998.


For his contribution to the recording industry, Tony Bennett has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1560 Vine Street. Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... Vine Street is a thoroughfare in Westminster London. ...


Bennett was inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1997. The Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization founded in 1977 to promote greater awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of big band and jazz music.[1] The organization has inducted more than 200 individuals into its Hall of Fame, maintains an extensive biographical database, and aspires...


He was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by the Recording Academy to performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording [1]. This award is distinct from the Grammy Hall of Fame Award, which honors specific recordings rather than individuals, and...


Bennett received a lifetime achievement award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) in 2002. The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) is an organization known as a collecting society that protects copyright, ensuring that music which is broadcast, commercially recorded, or otherwise used for profit, pays a fee to compensate the creators of that music. ...


In 2002, Q magazine named Tony Bennett in their list of the "50 Bands To See Before You Die." Also see: 2002 (number). ... Q is a music magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom, with a circulation of 140,282 and a readership of 731,000. ...


Bennett frequently donates his time to charitable causes, to the extent that he is sometimes nicknamed "Tony Benefit."[10] In April 2002, he joined Michael Jackson, Chris Tucker and former President Bill Clinton in a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee at New York's Apollo Theater. Also see: 2002 (number). ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Christopher Tucker (born August 31, 1972) is an American actor and comedian. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Former Vermont Governor Dr. Howard Dean is the current Chairman of the DNC. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is the principal campaign and fund-raising organization affiliated with the United States Democratic Party. ... This article is about the state. ... Apollo Theater marquee, c. ...

Tony Bennett performing at the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, September 2005.
Tony Bennett performing at the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, September 2005.

In the late 1980s Bennett entered into a long-term romantic relationship with Susan Crow (born c. 1960), a former New York City schoolteacher. Together they founded Exploring the Arts, a charitable organization dedicated to creating, promoting, and supporting arts education. At the same time they founded (and named after Bennett's friend) the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens, a public high school dedicated to teaching the performing arts, which opened in 2001. It was a tribute in return, for in a 1965 Life magazine interview Sinatra had said that: ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2304x1536, 125 KB) Summary Tony Bennett performing at Verizon Hall in Kimmel Center, Philadelphia. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2304x1536, 125 KB) Summary Tony Bennett performing at Verizon Hall in Kimmel Center, Philadelphia. ... Kimmel Center exterior, September 2005. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... In education, teachers are those who teach students or pupils, often a course of study or a practical skill. ... The Frank Sinatra School of the Arts is an art high school located in Long Island City Queens, New York. ... A cover of Life Magazine from 1911 Life has been the name of two notable magazines published in the United States. ...

"For my money, Tony Bennett is the best singer in the business. He excites me when I watch him. He moves me. He's the singer who gets across what the composer has in mind, and probably a little more."[citation needed]

Danny Bennett continues to be Tony's manager while Dae Bennett is a recording engineer who has worked on a number of Tony's projects and who has opened Bennett Studios in Englewood, New Jersey. Tony's younger daughter Antonia is an aspiring jazz singer[citation needed]. Audio engineering is the branch of engineering dealing with the production of sound through mechanical means. ... Map highlighting Englewoods location within Bergen County. ...


On December 4, 2005, Bennett was the recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor. Later, a theatrical musical revue of his songs, called I Left My Heart: A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett was created and featured some of his best-known songs such as "I Left My Heart in San Francisco", "Because of You", and "Wonderful." The following year, Bennett was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The Long Island Music Hall of Fame is an organization located in Lake Grove, New York. ...


In August 2006, Bennett turned eighty years old. The birthday itself was an occasion for publicity, which then extended through the rest of the following year, as his album Duets: An American Classic was released, sold very well, and garnered two Grammy Awards; concerts were given, including a high-profile one for New York radio station WLTW-FM; a performance made with Christina Aguilera and a comedy sketch made with Alec Baldwin on Saturday Night Live; a Thanksgiving-time, Rob Marshall-directed television special Tony Bennett: An American Classic on NBC, which would win multiple Emmy Awards;[4] receipt of the Billboard Century Award; and guest-mentoring on American Idol season 6 and performing during its finale. He received the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' Humanitarian Award. On June 21, 2007, Bennett married long-time partner Susan Crow in a civil ceremony in New York.[11] WLTW, known on-air as 106. ... This article is about the singer. ... Alexander Rae Alec Baldwin III (born April 3, 1958) is an Emmy- and Academy Award-nominated, and Golden Globe Award-winning, American actor. ... This article is about the American television series. ... The art of diplomacy, painted by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863-1930). ... Rob Marshall is a director. ... This article is about the television network. ... The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, September 16, 2007 and were televised live on FOX and CTV at 8:00 p. ... The Billboard Music Awards, sponsored by Billboard magazine and held annually in December, is one of three major United States contemporary music awards shows presented each year (the others being the American Music Awards and the Grammy Awards). ... American Idol is an annual American televised singing competition, which began its first season on June 11, 2002. ... The sixth season of American Idol premiered on the Fox Broadcasting Company on January 16, 2007 and ran until May 23, 2007. ... The Grand Finale of American Idol Season 6 aired on May 23, 2007, live from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California. ... Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) (established December 14, 1950) protects and supports refugees at the request of a government or the United Nations and assists in their return or resettlement. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Discography

For a detailed discography, see Tony Bennett discography. This is a partial discography for Tony Bennett. ...


See also

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Sources

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Notes

  1. ^ Veteran Careers: Tony Bennett. Military.com. Retrieved on 2005-06-10.
  2. ^ John Lewis. "Tony Bennett", AARP The Magazine, July-August 2003. Retrieved on 2007-10-22. 
  3. ^ a b Tony Bennett. Jazz Profiles. NPR. Retrieved on 2007-10-22.
  4. ^ a b c Todd Leopold. "Tony Bennett remains true to standards", CNN.com, 2007-10-18. Retrieved on 2007-10-21. 
  5. ^ a b c d "He keeps coming back like a song", Good Housekeeping, April 1995. Retrieved on 2005-06-15. 
  6. ^ Chuck Wayne. billcrowbass.com (1997). Retrieved on 2007-07-26.
  7. ^ Selma-to-Montgomery 1965 Voting Rights March. Alabama Moments in American History. Alabama Department of Archives & History. Retrieved on 2005-06-15.
  8. ^ Tony Sings the Great Hits of Today. Frank's Vinyl Museum. Retrieved on 2005-06-11.
  9. ^ "Didn't Leave Heart With Tony", New York Post, 2007-09-26. Retrieved on 2007-09-28. 
  10. ^ "SIF to Honor Bennett & Giancamilli", Order Sons of Italy in America, 1999-05-13. Retrieved on 2005-06-15. 
  11. ^ Ulrica Wihlborg. "Tony Bennett Marries His (Very) Longtime Love", People, 2007-06-22. Retrieved on 2007-06-23. 

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Books

  • Bennett, Tony. Tony Bennett : What My Heart Has Seen. Rizzoli, 1996. ISBN 0-8478-1972-8.
  • Bennett, Tony, with Will Friedwald. The Good Life: The Autobiography Of Tony Bennett. Pocket Books, 1998. ISBN 0-671-02469-8.
  • Bennett, Tony, with Robert Sullivan. Tony Bennett in the Studio: A Life of Art & Music. Sterling, 2007. ISBN 1402747675.

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Tony Bennett (born August 3, 1926) is an American popular music, standards, and jazz singer who is widely considered to be one of the best interpretative singers in these genres.
Tony Bennett is also a serious and accomplished painter.
Bennett also built up the quality and reputation of his nightclub act; in this he was following the path of Sinatra and other top jazz and standards singers of this era.
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