Tony Bennett Tickets
Tony Bennett is the epitome of a renaissance man as well as one of America’s musical treasures. At the age of 10, Bennett had his first introduction to the stage; singing to commemorate the opening of the Triborough Bridge (now known as RFK Triborough Bridge). Bennett dropped out of school at 16 and worked several jobs to help support his family before fighting at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.
Upon returning from the war, Bennett started his recording career, with competition from fellow crooner Frank Sinatra and others. In 1962, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” first hit the charts. With the British Invasion in 1965, the public started favoring rock music over the pop, standards, and jazz. He released a few singles, each celebrating a minor success. During this time, the public got a glance into Bennett’s humanitarian side: he participated in the Selma to Montgomery Marches with Martin Luther King.
Bennett eventually returned to his classic stylings but didn’t really get the accolades he deserved until the mid-to-late 1990s. He decided to pair up with some contemporary artists to perform his music, in his style, and the results were magic. In another brilliant move, he not only used his talent in a musical vein, he also crossed the media bridge, performing on television shows geared towards the younger demographic, including recording an MTV Unplugged album, which took the Grammy for Album of the Year in 1994.