Tony Bennett Day Declared In San Francisco For Valentine's Day
February 14, 2012 at 8:39 AM (PT)
TONY BENNETT is at the heart of VALENTINE'S DAY celebrations in SAN FRANCISCO, where it will be declared "TONY BENNETT DAY" by the city's Mayor, EDWARD M. LEE. The ceremony, to be held at the Rotunda at City Hall at noon today, will tribute BENNETT on the 50th anniversary of the recording and release of the singer's signature song, "I Left My Heart in SAN FRANCISCO."
BENNETT, who achieved his first #1 CD with the release of DUETS II this past FALL, garnered two GRAMMY AWARDS at the ceremony held this past SUNDAY, bringing his GRAMMY AWARD total to 17.
BENNETT scored his first GRAMMY AWARD 50 years ago when he won for Record of the Year for "I Left My Heart in SAN FRANCISCO." His recent GRAMMY wins make him the only artist in the history of the awards to have spanned 50 years as a GRAMMY winner.