Monday, April 15, 2024

Tony Bennett Celebrates the 70th Anniversary– Yes, 70th– of His First Hit Single for Columbia Records, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”


The amazing Tony Bennett today celebrates the 70th anniversary of his first hit single for Columbia Records, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” Tony, who will turn 94 on August 3rd, has been with Columbia nearly every day of those 70 years. (Will Dominic Fike be able to say that one day?)

Here’s a video recap of Tony’s extraordinary career:

Tony’s first really big hit was 65 years ago, when “Stranger in Paradise” went to number 1 in 1955:

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