Playing pinball with “Lady” backstage in Vegas last night! @ladygaga
I was shopping for a good used copy of one of Tony Bennett’s art books this evening and found something wonderful!
Yes … a new book–available in September 2018. From the Amazon page for this book:
Tony Bennett, at the age of 92, continues to connect to people everywhere through the magic of his music. He’s the quintessential interpreter of the Great American songbook, and recipient of numerous awards and honors, including 18 Grammys® and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, two Emmys®, and the first interpretive singer to receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize. Here, Tony, along with radio host, jazz expert, and close friend Dick Golden, reflects on the most important themes, influences, and inspirations that have informed his lifelong creative work, with a focus on music.
I’m over the moon to hear about this book. It’s available for pre-order and yes, I’ve already ordered my copy. Pre-order Tony Bennett Onstage and in the Studio today!
One of our readers sent this link to me today and, thanks to Tom, I want to share it with you all. It’s a great list of things!
For legendary performer Tony Bennett, who has sold millions of records worldwide and received 19 Grammy Awards, mementos of a long and illustrious performing career are some of his favorite things in his home.
Tony Bennett is on the West Coast this week (and that includes my home of Portland, Oregon!!). He took some time to go to San Francisco to be honored with the renaming of a block on Mason Street, near the Fairmont Hotel, as Tony Bennett Way. Congratulations to Mr. Bennett and kudos to San Francisco for such a wonderful ceremony.
Here is a selection of news coverage of the event.
There is a video of Tony Bennett from an appearance in 1994 on MTV’s Unplugged. He leans casually against a black piano, flashes a smile at the audience and begins to sing. “I left my heart … ” The audience cuts him off with applause, and he lets them, pausing to smile again and glance around the room.
San Francisco celebrated singer Tony Bennett Saturday by re-naming part of a street in his honor. A stuntman disguised as Bennett rappelled down The Fairmont Hotel to get the party started. Moments later, Bennett himself took the stage. Bennett first performed his iconic hit “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” at the Fairmont in 1961.
He left his heart in San Francisco and he propelled down The Fairmont Hotel to get it back. The 18-time Grammy Awards winner Tony Bennett slid down a rope on the side of the hotel in San Francisco Saturday…
See you Wednesday here in Portland!
Today is National Pet Day. Tony and his dog Happy are celebrating in style as they prepare to go back on the road for a series of concerts.
I couldn’t help but notice that Happy has a Lamb Chop doll. I grew up watching Shari Lewis on television and I absolutely loved Lamb Chop as child … and I still do!
Happy is heading out on the road again today but wanted to wish everyone a wonderful #NationalPetDay – give your pet a hug!