I’ve just read in the LA Times that Tony Bennet is 85 years old today. It must be just wonderful to be alive, in good health, and still rocking at this age.
I love Tony Bennet not just because he is one of the greatest crooners of all time, but also because of his personality, so charming, so unassuming. I was introduced to his music as a little girl as my father, a music lover, always started the day on Saturdays and Sundays listening to music. He loved American music and Tony Bennet was often one of the great crooners he listened to. Rarely a weekend came by that my sweet slumber wasn’t interrupted by music, many times good old Tony Bennet in the company of other greats such as Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, and Sammy Davis Jr. to name a few.
Thanks Dad, for the early introduction to fabulous music. Happy 85th Birthday, Tony Bennet, and many more!
The LA Times has a very nice slideshow of Tony Bennet pictures through the past six decades.