Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Happy Birthday: Tony Bennett

Happy 85th Birthday to singer Tony Bennett (born Anthony Dominick Benedetto; August 3, 1926), who sang standards, pop music and Jazz. Recording his signature hit tune, "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" in 1962, Bennett has also recorded other hit tunes such as "Because of You" in 1951, as well as scoring several gold certified albums throughout his career.

Bennett has won fifteen Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards, been named an NEA Jazz Master, a Kennedy Center Honoree and other notable recognitions. He has sold over 50 million records worldwide. Bennett is an accomplished painter and author as well.

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