Bennett, who has had a career spanning seven decades, gave his first big hit in 1951, “Because You Are”. In 1962 he recorded “I Left My Heart” in San Francisco, which became his signature song. Not long after other crooners died or faded from the airwaves, Bennett experienced a resurgence in popularity: he won a Grammy for his 1994 album “Tony Bennett: MTV Unplugged”. Since then, he has recorded duets with several episodes including James Taylor, Sting and Amy Winehouse.
She recorded an album with Lady Gaga in 2014, “Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek Cheek, “Which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Pop and Rock Charts. According to the AARP article, a follow-up album with Lady Gaga, which was recorded between 2018 and early 2020, will be released this spring.
Lady Gaga was aware of Bennett’s position when they were recording their most recent collaboration, the article states. In documentary footage of the session, Bennett rarely speaks, and provides one-word responses such as “thank you” or “yes”.
But his hunger for everything remains musical. According to the magazine, he continues to rehearse on 90-minute sets twice a week with his longtime pianist Lee Musiker – and does so without any interruption that might characterize his speech.
More than five million Americans live with Alzheimer’s, According to the Alzheimer’s Association, In which one in 10 people is 65 or older. Symptoms may include initially repeating questions, getting lost in a familiar place or misunderstanding things, and eventually hallucinations, outbreaks of anger and inability to recognize family and friends, or inability to communicate at all. Might be possible. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s.
Susan Bennett is serving as her husband’s caretaker.
“I have my moments and it gets very difficult,” she told the magazine. “It’s no fun arguing with someone who doesn’t understand you.” But she said that they feel more fortunate than others living with Alzheimer’s.