A Man and his Music – William Price King meets Tony Bennett – Part Two – The 1950s

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Welcome to part two of the Tony Bennett story and we are now into the early 50s with Tony still only 24 years old. His talent as already come to the attention of influencers in the music industry such as Bob Hope and his first single and career is now on the fast track. I will hand you over to William to pick up the stories later in 1951.


Following on from Tony Bennett’s first big hit Because of You, later in 1951 he released another single; a cover of Hank William’s Cold, Cold Heart bringing country to a much wider audience as it reached the top of the charts.. Mitch Miller and Percy Faith continued to work with the young singer as he hit the road on a concert tour including a seven show a day engagement at the Paramount Theater in New York. His legions of teenage…

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