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Mon. May 27th, 2024
Crooner Tony Bennett was a beloved performer, philanthropist, activist, and profoundly cool person, who was also twice divorced.

S19E24: The Best Is Yet To Come | Tony Bennett, Part Two

The years after Tony’s second marriage were not happy ones for him. His career took a downturn as Americans’ musical tastes changed, and he coped with the dislocation in extremely unhealthy ways, which crashed his marriage, too. Finding himself entirely adrift, he did the most vulnerable thing a struggling parent could do: he called his adult sons and asked for help. It was the turning point in a life and career that would sparkle for decades to come.

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The time Tony Bennett “…saw things no human being should ever have to see.” | American Masters | PBS (pbs.org)

Behind the Name Tony Bennett Given to Him by Bob Hope (americansongwriter.com)

How Tony Bennett became Tony Bennett – all thanks to Bob Hope | National Post (nationalpost.com)

Inside Tony Bennett’s tumultuous love life – from two failed marriages rocked by drugs and infidelity to his decades-long relationship with third wife 40 YEARS his junior who he ‘met’ when her pregnant mom went to his concert | Daily Mail Online (dailymail.co.uk)

New York City remembers Tony Bennett (thehill.com)

Tony Bennett’s 4 Children: Everything to Know (people.com)

Sandra Grant Bennet’s Rocky Marriage with Tony Bennet – New York Gal (nygal.com)

Tony Bennett reflects on Frank Sinatra and San Francisco : NPR (npr.org)

Tony Bennett Was a Master at Bridging Generational Divides | Time (time.com)

Letterman, ‘Goodfellas’ and MTV: How Tony Bennett Reinvigorated His Career – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Tony Bennett, Jazzy Crooner of the American Songbook, Dead at 96 – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

The Philanthropic Legacy of Tony Bennett | Observer (observer.com)

Tony Bennett’s Wife Susan Benedetto Recalls Their Love Story (today.com)

Tony Bennett’s Battle With Alzheimer’s Disease (aarp.com)

Tony Bennett saw racism and horror in World War II. It changed him. (washingtonpost.com)

kd lang on Tony Bennett: ‘It was a salve for society to see an older man and a young dyke in a happy relationship’ | Music | The Guardian (theguardian.com)

Tony Bennett Regrets Not Talking to Amy Winehouse About Addiction Before Her Death (people.com)

The Truth About Tony Bennett’s Former Connection To The Mob (nickiswift.com)

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