Happy Birthday Tony Bennett
August 3, 1926
Live at Carnegie Hall
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Singer Anthony “Tony” Benedetto was born on August 3rd, 1926 in New York City, New York.
After fighting on the frontline of WWII, he returned to the States to pursue a career in singing and adopted the stage name Bennett.
He embarked on a career of his own as a pop singer during the early 1950s, scoring his first hit with “Because of You” for Columbia Records in 1951.
Tony Bennett went on to work with the “Count Basie Orchestra” as the first male pop vocalist to sing with the band, beginning in 1958 with the album “Basie Swings, Bennett Sings.”
Tony Bennett performs live at Carnegie Hall accompanied by the “Count Basie Orchestra” in 1981.
1 “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”
2 “Sophisticated Lady”
3 “It Don’t Mean A Thing”