Tony Bennett

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This audio only interview was conducted by David Schwartz and donated to the NAMM Oral History program: Tony Bennett, the legendary jazz and pop music singer, provided his thoughts about the recording process to David Schwartz, who interviewed Tony for MIX Magazine in 1986. During the interview, Tony reflected on the changes in the studio process since his recording career began. He first entered the pop charts in 1951 and recorded his signature tune a decade later, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”. He has earned 19 Grammy Awards including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, presented in 2001. Tony has also been a strong advocate for music education and has taken part in such NAMM events at the Washington DC Fly-In Program in 2011.