“Forgotten Hollywood”- Award Winner Tony Bennett…

Posted on June 20, 2017 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Tony Bennett, the beloved and durable interpreter of American Standards, and whose chart-topping career has spanned seven decades, will be honored with this year’s Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The Library of Congress has officially made their announcement. The Lifetime Achievement Award, named for the duo of George and Ira Gershwin, was created by Congress to honor the singers and songwriters who entertain, inform, and inspire. Other recipients have included Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder.

“`Born Anthony Thomas Benedetto in Queens, New York, Bennett served in World War II; he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and participated in liberation of a concentration camp. Tony marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to support civil rights, and has performed for 11 presidents.

                                                                           TONY BENNETT

“`Bennett gained pop success in the early 1950s, with a string of hits for Columbia Records, including Because of You and Rags to Riches. His Top 40 singles included a signature tune, I Left My Heart in San Francisco, which won two Grammy Awards.

“`Bennett enjoyed a career revival in the 1990s, and became popular with younger audiences, in part, because of an appearance on MTV Unplugged.  Tony continued recording and touring constantly.  Plus, in 2014, his collaboration with Lady Gaga…  Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Magazine charts.

“`The crooner is a person of many talents. He is also an accomplished painter, whose work has exhibited at galleries around the world.

“`Bennett is scheduled to accept the award in Washington in November.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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