Tony Bennett Died : King Of The American Songbook, Dead At 96

 Tony Bennett best known singer dead, the internationally famous singer whose charming voice epitomized the American Songbook, has died. At the age of 96.

Tony Bennett Died

Tonny Bennett death date: He died July 21, 2023 Friday morning in New York City, according to a report of a representative for the singer. 

Tony Bennett Death Reason: Tony was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2016, but his critical condition didn't stop him from occasionally performing live or releasing new music for his fans. Tony Bennett Networth: He was Millionaire and He reached the Billboard Top Ten at age 95 in 2021 thanks to his 2nd duet album with Lady Gaga, Love For Sale, and celebrated his retirement the same year with 2 touching nights at Radio City Music Hall. 

Tony Bennett Age: He was 96 years  old. Tony Bennett Songs: some of them are mentioned in this article. 

Tonny Bennett hit the scene as a suave crooner in the 1950s and rapidly established himself as 1 of radio's most popular hit-makers. Actually Tonny was a showman, with an intimate nightclub sensibility. He wore that persona everywhere. It was like his tailored suits: age appropriate, yet timelessly cool.

Bennett cut his 1st sides when he was just Twenty years old, including the song "St. James Infirmary Blues," That was made right after the World War II with a U.S. Army band in the country of Germany.

The whole world including his top fans knew him as Tony Bennett; Bob Hope gave him that name. Tinny Bennett was born Anthony Dominick Benedetto in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens, N.Y. His father passed away when he was 10. Eventually, he quit his high school and stopped getting more education, working odd jobs to help support his family and he was a breadth family member. 

"I became a singing waiter in Astoria, Long Island," It was told ny Bennett, WHYY's Fresh Air in 1998, "and it was the only job that I said, 'If I have to do this the rest of my life, I'd be happy doing that.' "

In the same going interview, Bennett also noted that music was a family affair that started back in the country of Italy, with his father, who charmed his community with opera. "In Calabria," It was said by singer, "he had a reputation for singing on top of the mountain. The whole valley would hear it, and they enjoyed him so much."

Bennett himself studied opera, specifically the technique of bel canto singing, on the G.I. bill. It was said by him a teacher told him to emulate the phrasing of instrumentalists to find his own voice.

His demo of "The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" made it to producer Mitch Miller at Columbia Records, and Tonny Bennett was signed in 1950. In short order, millions of records sold by him, and a Ten-year string of hits followed.

Tonny Bennett made a name for himself as a crooner, but he loved jazz. He wasn't sure he could pull it off.

"He always says, 'I'm not a jazz singer,' but he has a great feel for a beat," Bennett's accompanist and arranger for more than Fifty years, Ralph Sharon, told NPR in 1998. Sharon added that the likes of Duke Ellington and Miles Davis appreciated the jazz sensibility that Bennett brought to pop music. "I think that's why musicians love to play with Tony Bennett, and also like to listen to him," Sharon noted.

And just because he liked very much listening to them, Bennett wanted to sing with them. He leveraged his pop stardom to record jazz albums with Count Basie Orchestra and the Art Blakey.

No matter actually what style Bennett tried on, Sharon says 1 thing was clear: "I think it definitely is and was an identifiable sound. I think you always knew it was him."

Then, in 1962, Tony Bennett's career really took off with the song "I Left My Heart In San Francisco."

It was said by Sharon that the song that became Bennett's signature was an accident. Sharon found the sheet music stashed in a drawer, along with some shirts. He packed it before hitting the road.

"I always remember," recounts Sharon, "we got to a place called Hot Springs, Arkansas, and I took this out of my bag, and looked at it, and called Tony. And I said, 'You know something, we're going to San Francisco next.' And I said, 'This is a song here that might be interesting.' "

It was much more than that. "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" became an international hit — clinging to the United states charts for almost a year, and winning Bennett 2 Grammy Awards.

With his superstardom, Tony Bennett lent his voice to social causes, including the civil rights. In 1965, protesters attempting to march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., were attacked. The incident became known as the "Bloody Sunday." And then two weeks later, Harry Belafonte persuaded Bennett to brave the violence down South and go with him to Montgomery to perform, as Bennett recalled on CNN in 2013.

"I didn't want to do it," It was told by Bennett to CNN, "but then he told me what went down — how some Blacks were burned. Had gasoline thrown on them and they were burned. When I heard that, I said, 'I'll go with you.'"

Tonny Bennett was sensitive to the changing times, but he wasn't too keen to change his music. Bennett mostly refused to sing rock, the new sound. Instead, he stuck to standards and recorded 2 acclaimed albums with jazz pianist Bill Evans. Bennett played smaller venues and even did a little bit of television: The Muppet Show, David Letterman, The Simpsons and MTV.

In 1994, he sang on MTV Unplugged, with k.d. lang making a cameo.

The success of the album and show helped tee up Bennett's next 20 years, putting his voice to the ears of a brand-new generation. He went on to make duet recordings with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Lady Gaga, that later became his biggest cheerleader and an ambassador to a legion of new fans.

It was told to NPR by him in 2011 that music was his life and the secret to his longevity.

"I love life,"said by him. "I wish I could communicate to the whole planet what a gift it is to be alive."

Being alive, for Tony Bennett, meant following his passions, which included not only music, but painting landscapes and portraits — signed "Antonio Benedetto."

Being owner of World Info we pray for his next life successful life. 

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