Tony bennett

Feature photo: Tony Bennet album cover clipping (2011)

When I was young, we had one or the other at home Tony bennett record, and at the time I liked his voice better than that of Frank Sinatra. But that may also have been due to the songs that I knew from both of them at the time.

In addition to painting, Tony bennett, who was born on August 3, 1926 in New York, dedicated himself to singing from the very beginning, during which time he came into very close contact with jazz.

After his military service, he devoted himself fully to his singing career in 1949 Bob Hope was supported. Even if Bennett didn't want to commit himself to jazz, that's where he had his greatest successes, at least at the beginning of his career.

He became known with the songs "Because of you' (1952) and later with 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco' (1962). Unfortunately, his singing career already had a dent in the 1970s, only to be able to make a surprising start again in 1986.

Although at the end of his career with colleagues like Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga and Diana Krall achieved great success, for me it's his songs from the 1950s and 1960s that I have fondest memories of.

As I was able to read today in the Heilbronner voice, it has already been decided for a long time who is the better singer. Frank Sinatra himself should Tony bennett as the best singer he has ever heard.

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"I've taken stuff from people, too. You know though, if you steal from one person, you're just a thief. But if you steal from everyone, that's research."

tony bennett, The new cool cat on the block (April 16, 2004)