TONY BENNETT SIGNED FIRST DAY COVER


Tony Bennett was born Anthony Dominick Benedetto on August 3, 1926. Bennett is an American singer of popular music, standards and jazz. Raised in New York City, Bennett began singing at an early age. He fought as an infantryman with the U.S. Army in the final stages of the European Theatre of World War II. Afterwards, he developed his singing technique, signed with Columbia Records, and had his first number one pop hit with “Because of You” in 1951. Several top hits such as “Rags to Riches” followed in the early 1950s, and then he further refined his approach to encompass jazz singing. He reached an artistic peak in the late 1950s with albums such as The Beat of My Heart and Basie Swings, Bennett Sings and in 1962 with his signature song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”. His career and his personal life then suffered an extended downturn during the height of the rock music era. Bennett staged a remarkable comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s, putting out gold record albums again and expanding his audience to the MTV Generation while keeping his musical style intact. He remains a popular and critically praised recording artist and concert performer in the 2000s. Bennett has won fifteen Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards, and been named an NEA Jazz Master and a Kennedy Center Honoree. He has sold over 50 million records worldwide. Bennett is also a serious and accomplished painter, creating works under the name Benedetto that are on permanent display in several institutions. Original Tony Bennett Autograph, signed on a First Day Cover(approx. size 3 5/5 x 6 1/2 inches). Thelonious Monk Legends of American Music First Day od Issue. Postmarked: Sept 16 1995 Monterey, CA. Included is a Recent 8 x 10 Printed Color Photo of Tony Bennett. Regular Price – $ 150.00 / Sale Price – $ 98.00.

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