Tony Bennett, the man who gave the world I Left My Heart in San Francisco, has now been one of the world’s top singing stars for almost half a century. His Popularity and appeal spans all generations, won over by a musical style that is timeless in its appeal.
Born Anthony Dominick Benedetto, the son of an Italian immigrant, in Queens, New York, in 1926, he became Tony Bennett in 1949 after comedian Bob Hope saw him singing in a club and suggested a change of name. Bennett never looked back…..early hits like Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, Just In Time and Stranger In Paradise brought him recording success on both sides of the Atlantic. In 1962 he recorded I Left My Heart In San Francisco, the song that has become his signature tune.
More than thirty million album sales later, Tony Bennett is still going strong. This unique video special features Tony in performance in Atlantic City and in an interview in and around New York in 1996. Archive footage and contributions from his many entertainment business friends bring further insights. It is a fascinating look at the eventful life and career of the man who Frank Sinatra named as his favourite singer and who is now considered ‘The King of Cool’ by a new generation of admirers.