August 3 is officially recognized as Tony Bennett Day following the Queens-born singer’s birthday.
Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced August 3 Tony Bennett in honor of his final performances at Radio City Music Hall.
How old is Tony Bennett?
August 3 is Bennett’s birthday. He was 95 years old.
On Bennett’s birthday in 2021, he and Lady Gaga performed together at Radio City Music Hall before Bennett retired on August 12.
The swooner is best known for songs like Because of You and Rags to Riches.
He spent his early years growing up in the Queens section of Astoria.
He was already an active singer in the neighborhood, performing in Astoria Park when the Triborough Bridge was completed. He also started singing for money at local Italian restaurants.
When is Tony Bennett on 60 Minutes?
On Sunday, January 30, 2022, 60 Minutes will feature The Beatles, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga.
The musical special will air at 7 p.m. ET on CBS.
Viewers can also watch 60 minutes on Hulu, Paramount+, and Amazon Prime.
On October 3, 2021, an episode of 60 Minutes aired featuring Tony Bennett.
Anderson Cooper, host of the show, spoke with Bennett’s wife, Susan Crow, about the star’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
“He recognized me, thank goodness, his kids, we’re blessed in so many ways. He’s so sweet. He didn’t know he had it,” Susan said.
Cooper confirmed to Susan that Bennett was unaware of his diagnosis.
Lady Gaga was interviewed by Cooper and revealed that she didn’t think Bennett really knew who she was when they got together for their final show.
She also revealed that once there was music playing, Bennett seemed to know what to do and remember how to perform.
When does August 3 become Tony Bennett Day?
On Bennett’s 95th birthday, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proclaimed the day in honor of the singer.
“Music and the arts have long been an essential part of New York, and you would be hard-pressed to find someone with more contributions in this space than Tony Bennett,” Cuomo said.
“Tony is not only a born-and-breed New Yorker who has captivated audiences with great music for over six decades, but he has remained true to his humble New York roots and has always remained true to his roots. can be spotted all over the City whether he’s working on his next painting in Central Park, or just chatting with fans on the street.”
“From growing up as a child of immigrants, to all of the contributions he has made to our community, Tony Bennett is a New Yorker in the truest sense of the word and I am honored to announce August 3, 2021 as ‘Tony Bennett Day’ in New York.'”
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What will Tony Bennett do next?
Bennett and longtime friend Lady Gaga released another album on October 1, 2021.
This time, it’s called Love for Sale and features several hits including the duet I Get a Kick Out of You.
Earlier in 2021, Bennett announced his retirement from performing and would close his chapter with one final concert.
His last performance, One Last Time, was recorded at Radio City Music Hall including Lady Gaga and officially aired on November 28, 2021 on CBS and Paramount+.
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