Knowledge Identifier: +Tony_Bennett
Born in 1926.
Countries: United States (67%), (8%), New York (7%)
Linked to: Apple Inc., Democratic National Committee, Democratic Party, Koss Corporation
Afterwards, he developed his singing technique, signed with Columbia Records, and had his first number-one popular song with "Because of You" in 1951
In 1954, the guitarist Chuck Wayne became Bennett's musical director
George Reeves - Attempting to showcase his versatility, Reeves sang on the Tony Bennett show in August 1956
Mitch Miller - He defined the Columbia style through the early 1960s, signing and producing many important pop standards artists for Columbia, including Johnnie Ray, Percy Faith, Ray Conniff, Jimmy Boyd, Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, Guy_Mitchell , and in a fortuitous business move for all, enticed both Patti Page and Frankie Laine to join him at Columbia after their early successes at Mercury
Sacha Distel - In the 1960s, he composed "La Belle Vie", a tune that made its way across the Atlantic as "The Good Life", most famously performed by Tony Bennett
Johnny Mercer - The Tony Bennett classic "I Wanna Be Around" was written by Mercer in 1962 and the Sinatra hit "Summer Wind" in 1965
Don Charles - He was renamed "'Don Charles"' to avoid potential confusion with Tony Bennett, and released his biggest seller "Walk With Me My Angel" in January 1962
Bobby Vinton - Arguably, his most famous song is 1963s "Blue Velvet," originally a minor hit for Tony Bennett in 1951, that went to number one
The Good Life (1962 song) - The song is best known in the English-speaking world as a 1963 recording by Tony Bennett
John Bunch - In 1966 he joined Tony Bennett as pianist and musical director, and stayed in the employ of the singer until 1972
By 1972, he had departed Columbia for the Verve division of MGM Records and had relocated for a stint in London, where he hosted a television show from the Talk of the Town nightclub in conjunction with Thames Television, "Tony Bennett from the Talk of the Town"
Billy Joel - The album featured the song "New York State of Mind", a bluesy, jazzy epic that has become one of Joel's signature songs, and which was later covered by fellow Columbia labelmates Barbra Streisand, on her 1977 Streisand Superman album, and as a duet with Tony Bennett, on his 2001 Playing with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues album.
Bennett staged a comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s, putting out gold record albums again and expanding his audience to the MTV Generation while keeping his musical style intact
By 1986, Tony Bennett was re-signed to Columbia Records, this time with creative control, and released "The Art of Excellence"
Max Weinberg - He was especially proud that the band had successfully backed Tony Bennett during a late 1990s appearance on "Late Night": "Two years ago if you'd asked me if I could play with Tony Bennett, I would have said absolutely not
Theme from New York, New York - Sinatra recorded it a second time for his 1993 album "Duets", with Tony Bennett
In 1998 he made an unlikely but successful appearance at a mud-soaked Glastonbury in an immaculate white suit and tie
Diana Krall - In August 2000, Krall was paired on a 20-city tour with Tony Bennett
At the same time they founded the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens, a public high school dedicated to teaching the performing arts, which opened in 2001 and would have a very high graduation rate
Barbara Streisand - In February 2006, Streisand recorded the song "Smile" alongside Tony Bennett at Streisand's Malibu home.
Back to Basics (Christina Aguilera album) - Aguilera sang "Ain't No Other Man", "Hurt" and "Steppin' Out with My Baby" with Tony Bennett on "Saturday Night Live" on November 11, 2006
In 2007, another book involving his paintings, "Tony Bennett in the Studio: A Life of Art & Music", became a best-seller among art books
Alfio - After touring the U.S. in 2007, Alfio recorded "Classic Rewinds", a tribute album to 15 Italian-American singers who influenced Alfio when growing up in Sydney: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Mario Lanza, Perry Como, Vic Damone, Al Martino, Louis Prima, Jerry Vale, Bobby Rydell, Tony Bennett, Frankie_Laine, Bobby Darin, Frankie Valli, Bon Jovi, and Frankie Avalon
Torrie Zito - He worked closely with singer Tony Bennett for many years and his work features on Bennett's Grammy-nominated 2008 album, "A Swingin' Christmas"
Amy Winehouse - Winehouse's last recording was a duet with American singer Tony Bennett for his latest album, "Duets II", which was released on 20 September 2011
Duets II (Tony Bennett album) - "'Duets II"' is an album by Tony Bennett, released on September 20, 2011
Carrie Underwood - On February 12, 2012, Underwood and Tony Bennett performed their duet "It Had to Be You" at the 54th Annual Grammy *awards
Angelique Kidjo - On April 30, 2012, Kidjo was part of the International Jazz Day organized by UNESCO at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York City, with Herbie Hancock, Terrence Blanchard, Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, Tony Bennett, Shaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Hugh Masekela and many others
Bill Charlap - On November 29, 2012, Charlap was the pianist accompanying Tony Bennett at the wedding reception of Liz Lemon on NBC's 30 Rock
Lady Gaga - "Cheek to Cheek", a jazz album with Tony Bennett, was supposed to be released on January 1, 2014, but it was later announced that the release has been delayed till the fourth quarter of 2014
Lady Gaga - Gaga, in September 2014 along with with Tony Bennett, will release a jazz album titled "Cheek to Cheek"
Lady Gaga - Gaga collaborated with Tony Bennett to release a jazz album, "Cheek to Cheek", The album was released on September 19, 2014
In 2015, Bennett starred in the documentary film that depicts the life of late singer Amy Winehouse, entitled "Amy"
Great American Songbook - Other influential early interpreters of the Great American Songbook include Fred Astaire, Mildred Bailey, Bill Kenny, Chet Baker, Tony Bennett, June 2015 Christy, Rosemary Clooney, Nat "King" Cole, Perry Como, Barbara Cook, Jane Froman, Chris Connor, Bing Crosby, Vic Damone, Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Doris Day, Blossom Dearie, Billy Eckstine, Alice Faye, Helen Forrest, the Four Freshmen, Connie Francis, Judy Garland, Eydie Gorme, Johnny Hartman, Dick Haymes, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Joni James, Jack Jones, Al Jolson, Cleo Laine, Frankie Laine, Steve Lawrence, Peggy Lee,
Diana Krall - On September 14, 2018, the joint album between Krall and Tony Bennett, "Love Is Here to Stay", was released