Bennett, Anthony Dominick
Born: Aug 03, 1926 AD
Currently alive, at 87 years of age.
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.
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