Anthony Bennett Research Paper

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Tony Bennett’s real name is Anthony Dominick Benedetto, he was born on August 3, 1926, in Astoria, Queens, New York. His mother 's and father 's names were Anna Suraci and John Benedetto. His mother was a seamstress and his father was a grocer. His father came to the United States in 1906 and his mother was born in the United States, but her parents came to America from Italy. From the 1865 to 1914 twenty-five million Europeans came to America, Tony’s father and grandparents were some of the many to make the trip. Tony’s father was sick often and unable to work. Tony and his two older siblings, John Jr. and Mary grew up in poverty. If you ask Tony Bennett, he will say his father was the one who introduced him to his love of literature and…show more content…
Tony had many records during the mid and late 1950s. Some of these were “These Foolish Things” and “Blues of the Night”. Though he went through a hitless period during the early 1960s. During this time the singer, arranger, and accompanist Ralph Sharon played a show at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, where Bennett sang the song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco," the song changed the course of Bennett 's career, earning him a sustained place on the charts in both the United States and Great Britain. It also brought Bennett two Grammy Awards in 1962, for Record of the Year and Best Male Vocal Performance. With his new popularity he had more single hits such as "The Good Life" (1962), "A Taste of Honey" (1964), and "Fly Me to the Moon" (1965). Soon after Bennett began to suffer from the record companies ' stubborn commitment to rock and roll, and due to this hit another hitless…show more content…
In 1979 Bennett 's son Danny, took over his management, employing a combination of shrewd marketing and musical acuity that helped his father bridge the gap between the old and new pop scene. With his son’s help, Tony Bennett re-signed to Columbia in 1986, and issued his first album in nine years, The Art of Excellence. By now his cheery demeanor, classy appearance, and continuing affection for pop standards were able to attract a whole new audience and launch a third stage of his lengthy career (Ruhlmann). To this day Tony Bennett still travels around the world touring and making albums with popular singers (The Zen of

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