Anthony Dominick Benedetto (born August 3, ), known professionally as Tony Bennett, is a retired American singer of traditional pop standards, big band. This would go far to explain the astonishing fact that after his diagnosis with Alzheimer's, Tony Bennett continued to tour extensively, singing his minute. Editorial Reviews. Product description. Tony Bennett ~ Hot & Cool - Bennett Sings Elli. Tony Bennett's tribute to the songs of. Tony pays homage to "The Voice" as only he can on this special, 80th birthday edition of this track anthology of songs Frank made famous! The song became Bennett's first hit recording in and was followed by several records that topped the charts during the next few years: “. He has introduced a multitude of songs into the Great American Songbook that have since become standards for pop music. He has toured the world to sold-out. I'm Dave Davies, in for Terry Gross. Tony Bennett, the singer Frank Sinatra called the best in the business, is retiring from performing at the. Tony Bennett enjoyed his first hit single, "Because of You," in , and in , he released his signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco. Tony Bennett (born August 3, , Astoria, Queens, New York, USA) is an American singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz. I'm always honored to sing with my friend Tony, so of course I accepted the invitation,” Gaga tweeted Tuesday. “Today, I am so excited to.