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His initial successes came via a string of Columbia singles in the early 1950's, including such chart-toppers as "Because
of You," "Rags to Riches," and a remake of Hank Williams' "Cold, Cold Heart." He had 24 songs in the Top 40, including: "I
Wanna Be Around," "The Good Life," "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)? and his signature song, "I Left My Heart
In San Francisco," which garnered him the first two of his 17 Grammy Awards. Tony Bennett is one of only a handful of artists
to have new albums charting in the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's and 10s. He introduced a multitude of songs into
the great American Songbook that have since become pop music classics.
With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, TONY BENNETT is a musician
who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence. His long list of achievements,
spanning over 60 years, includes seventeen Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, making
this artist a true international treasure. His signature tunes, such as Steppin Out With My Baby and I
Left My Heart In San Francisco form part of the fabric of American music culture. Often billed as the worlds
most boyish octogenarian, TONY BENNETT is a vital musical artist at the peak of his powers. Sony Legacy just released TONY
BENNETT: THE CLASSICS which showcases a compilation of selections from Tonys recent series of DUETS CDs as well as
solo versions of many catalog favorites. Tony Bennett celebrated his 85th birthday in 2011 with the release of Duets
II and made music history by making Tony the oldest artist to ever have a #1 CD on the Billboard album charts. Duets
II, followed up Tony Bennett Duets: An American Classic CD, released in 2006. 2012 marked the 50th anniversary
of the singers signature song, I Left My Heart in San Francisco. As well as the release of a new documentary
film, THE ZEN OF BENNETT, created and conceived by Tonys son and manager Danny Bennett. Bennett also released his fourth
book, LIFE IS A GIFT, was also entered the NY Times Best Seller list.
TONY BENNETT is also a talented painter. He has exhibited his work in galleries around the world, and three of his original
paintings are part of the permanent collection in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. Throughout his career, TONY
BENNETT has put his heart and time into supporting humanitarian concerns and joined with Dr. Martin Luther King in the historic
Selma march in 1965. His many charitable works include raising millions towards Diabetes, and lending his artwork to raise
funds for the American Cancer Society. In 2007, he was honored by the United Nations. Together with his wife, Susan, TONY
BENNETT established the charitable organization, Exploring The Arts (ETA) to support arts education in public high schools.
Tony founded the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, a NYC public high school in his hometown of Astoria, Queens and ETA now
supports 14 additional NYC public high schools throughout New York City and just expanded to support three public arts high
schools in Los Angeles.