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Born in Queens in 1926, as a ten-year-old Mr. Bennett sang for New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia at the opening of the Triborough Bridge. Enlisting in the Army during World War II, he performed with military bands while stationed in Europe. His big break came in 1949 when comedian Bob Hope noticed him working with Pearl Bailey in Greenwich Village. In the new millennium, Mr. Bennett’s artistry and popularity has been higher than ever. In 2006, he released Duets: An American Classic. In 2011, Duets II debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album charts. His collaborative jazz album with Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek, released in 2014, debuted at #1 making him, at the age of 88, the oldest artist to have a #1 album. To celebrate his 90th birthday in 2016, NBC aired a two hour prime-time special, “ Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet To Come,” and Columbia released a companion CD. The milestone year also saw the publication of Bennett’s fifth book, “ Just Getting Started.”


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