Tony Bennett is one of the greatest guitarists of all time. He has written eleven solo albums including two for The Supremes. Anthony Bennett was born in segregated Mississippi. He took to the instrument after moving to New York City where he began learning the electric guitar at the age of sixteen.
Anthony was married three times before he decided to break away from the mainstream musical styles and focus on music that reflected his beliefs. After retiring from the music industry, Tony Bennett moved to New York City where he formed his own band, The Bennett Brothers. This band became popular around nineteen sixty-nine, and their hit single “Blue Moon of Kentucky” was number one in the United Kingdom and America. After this the band broke up and Tony Bennett went into singing acting, including a role on Broadway playing the lead role in a play. He also appeared in a number of movies including Jungle Jim, Blues Clues, Finding Nemo, and The Informant!
Anthony and his brother John Bennett were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Music by Charles Collyns. The Bennett’s career spanned over thirty years. He played and sang with a wide variety of musical genres including soul, rock, pop, country, gospel, and contemporary music. During this period, he also wrote numerous songs that were recorded by artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Boz Scaggs, Merle Ginsberg, Percy Sledge, Johnny Jenkins, Chicano Cool, Boz Scaggs, and numerous others. He also appeared in movies such as Nobody Speak, Come As You Are, Blowin’ In The Wind, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Grease, Saturday Night Fever, It’s a Wonderful Life, Leave A Loved One Behind, A Day in the Life, and On the Waterfront. These movies along with many more were made during the peak of his career.
Tony Bennett Measurements
|Body Size||34 inches|
|Waist Size||30 inches|
|Hips Size||32 Inches|
|Height||5’ 9”/175 cm|
|Weight||65 kg/ 143 pounds|
After leaving the big band, Tony Bennett spent a few more years performing with the Yardbirds, The Doobie Brothers, The Supremes, JLS, Mary J. Blige, Chicano Cool, Boz Scaggs, The Doobie Brothers, and The Yardbirds. These last group of musicians gave rise to what is now known as The New York City Soul Orchestra. He also opened for several legendary artists including Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, The Who, Elvis, Ray Vaughan, and Joe Satriani. He finally finished out his musical career with a duet with Aretha Franklin on her song “That’s All Right.” Tony Bennett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
Tony Bennett’s twenty-year career, which spanned four decades saw him release five studio albums, as well as two additional singles. He also managed to score a number one single on the charts with his cover of “Whole Lotta Love.” His other solo efforts included hits for The Bitty Chubby’s, Who’s That Girl, and You Better Be Away. Bennett also had a lengthy appearance on Broadway, playing the role of Coraline’s father, played by Jim Carrey. This was yet another lifetime achievement for a man who never went on to star in a feature film.
Tony Bennett is without a doubt one of the most well rounded and versatile performers of all time. It is difficult to pinpoint any fault in his playing, as his work in all genres has proven him to be a wonderfully versatile artist. Most people only have a cursory understanding of his background or career, but with a little research you will find out that Tony Bennett has a long list of references and accolades. He has been covered by the Rolling Stones, The Eagles, The Osmosis Kid, Bob Dylan, Johnny Jenkins, The White Room, Nirvana, and many others. If you are looking for a perfect album that exemplifies everything that you like about this performer, then you need to add Tony Bennett to your top ten albums of all time.