The death of Tony Bennett on Friday morning has left a hole in the American songbook. The legendary singer, who was 96, was a master of the Great American Songbook, and his voice brought joy to millions of people around the world.
Bennett’s career spanned over seven decades, and he released over 70 albums. He won 19 Grammy Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. He was also a successful actor, appearing in films such as “The Oscar” (1966) and “The Muppet Movie” (1979).
But Bennett was more than just a successful entertainer. He was also a cultural icon. His music was a reflection of the American experience, and his voice was a reminder of the power of song to bring people together.
In his statement on Bennett’s death, President Joe Biden said that Bennett was “a true American classic” who “resisted the pull to adjust his style to fit in with the times.” He said that Bennett’s music “will endure for generations to come.”
Bennett’s death is a major loss for the music world, but his legacy will live on for generations to come. His music will continue to bring joy to people all over the world, and his story will inspire others to follow their dreams.
In addition to the President’s statement, here are some other tributes to Tony Bennett that have been shared since his death:
- “Tony Bennett was a true American original. His voice was a national treasure, and his music will continue to inspire and entertain people for generations to come.” – Elton John
- “Tony Bennett was the greatest singer of all time. His voice was simply magical, and his music was a gift to the world.” – Lady Gaga
- “Tony Bennett was a legend. His music was timeless, and his voice was one of a kind. He will be deeply missed.” – Barbra Streisand
- “Tony Bennett was a national treasure. His music was a part of the fabric of America, and his voice will be remembered for generations to come.” – Quincy Jones
Tony Bennett’s death is a sad day for the music world, but his legacy will live on for generations to come. His music will continue to bring joy to people all over the world, and his story will inspire others to follow their dreams.