Currently alive, at 90 years of age.
Categories: echo $strCat;?>
1926 – Born on the 3rd of August in New York City.
1950 – Pearl Bailey heard him sing, and asked him to join her at a Greenwich Village night club.
1955 – Released his first long-playing album, Cloud 7, which showed Bennett’s jazz leanings.
1957 – Ralph Sharon became Bennett’s pianist and musical director.
1962 – Won the Grammy Award for I Left My Heart in San Francisco (male vocal/best record)
1994 – Grammy Award for MTV Unplugged (best record/traditional pop vocal).
1996 – Emmy award winner for Tony Bennett Live by Request: A Valentine Special.
1997 – Awarded by Grammy for traditional performance, Tony Bennett on Holiday.
– Received a Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame.
1998 – Published The Good Life: The Autobiography of Tony Bennett.
2002 – Received a lifetime achievement award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).
– Q magazine named Tony Bennett in their list of the "50 Bands To See Before You Die".
2005 – On 4th of December, he was the recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor.
2006 – He was a NEA Jazz Master.
– Tony Bennett has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1560 Vine Street.