Tony Bennett was raised in New York City and began singing at an early age. After fighting in World War II as an infantryman, he signed with Columbia Records and had his first number one song “Because of You” in 1951. He had several other top hits during the early 1950s. In the late 1950s, he released the album “The Beat of My Heart” and “Basie Swings, Bennett Sings”. He recorded his signature song “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” in 1962.
After some struggles, Bennett made a comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s putting out gold record albums and expanding his audience. He remains popular today, and has sold over 50 million records worldwide. He has won fifteen Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards and has been named an NEA Jazz Master and Kennedy Center Honoree. Not only is he a singer, but he is also a painter.
Today’s recap includes special event announcements, tour updates and more as compiled by TicketNews on December 24, 2008. Arguably one of the year’s biggest overnight sensations, the sibling phenomenon Jonas Brothers has announced a benefit concert in Detroit, MI, on January 18. Tickets are $400 (with $390 eligible towards... Read more
Tony Bennett, the popular singer of pop standards and jazz classics who will turn 81 next month, announces US concert dates for late summer and fall. Bennett’s tour schedule is as follows. August 16 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre 18 Park City, UT Deer Valley Resort 24 &... Read more