This is a wonderful (and very rare) video clip from the Steve Allen Show from January, 1960, featuring Tony Bennett … he appears about 3:00 minutes in. But, whatever you do, don’t skip over the Plymouth commercial, featuring the optional 45 RPM record player. Tony is fantastic and looks like he’s having a great time! Les Brown and His Band of Renown are also terrific.
He sings Taking a Chance on Love, Solitude, and Sing You Sinners. This version of Solitude is as good as it gets.
This clip is in color … beautiful, exquisite color that probably only a handful of viewers would ever see.
This clip is a real treasure in several ways: Tony sounds beautiful and this show is variety television at its very best.
Did EVERYONE smoke in 1960? I know my parents both smoked then.
Many thanks to the wonderful Jeff Macauley for bringing this video to my attention.