Saluting Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett was a frequent visitor to Vancouver over his amazing 70-year career. Most of us remember Tony’s biggest hit “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” but he had a string of classic songs: “Because of You”, “Cold, Cold Heart”, “I Wanna Be Around”, “The Good Life” and many more. Tony Bennett has sold over 50 million records!

Today Tony’s family revealed he has Alzheimer’s disease. He has been living with the condition for four years. One bright light in all of this: Tony recently completed a second album of duets with Lady Gaga, which was recorded across several years and is due for release later this year.

John Helcermanas photo at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 1977