Song of the Day: Tony Bennett, “The Way You Look Tonight”

A happy 95th birthday to Tony Bennett, born Anthony Dominick Benedetto in New York on this day in 1926. He’s sold over 50 million records and won 19 Grammy awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award. "The Way You Look Tonight" is a standard by Jerome Kern with lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and was originally sung by Fred Astaire in the 1936 movie Swing Time.

16 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Tony Bennett, “The Way You Look Tonight”

  1. We saw hi in concert a few years ago, he was amazing. Lady Gaga plans to do another concert with him, but I don’t think he’s got the energy for an entire live show.

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  2. He is the last of those great singers from the 40s and 50s and worked with all the greats. It is a shame that he now suffers from Alzheimers. Apparently he can still sing the standards.

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    1. Amazing how that works. I saw a video of Glen Campbell just a couple of days before he died, and he could still play guitar pretty well. I know Tony sang with Count Basie. Ed Sullivan would usually schedule both on the same show. If MTV got one thing right, it was having him on one of their “Unplugged” shows: it introduced him to a whole new audience and revived his career.

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