TONY BENNET and LADY GAGA
TONY BENNET AND GAGA
Born and raised in Astoria, Bennett began singing at an early age.
He fought in the final stages of World War II as an infantryman with the U.S.
Afterwards, he developed his singing technique, signed with Columbia Records, and had his first number-one popular song with "Because of You" in 1951. Several top hits such as "Rags to Riches" followed in the early 1950s.
Bennett then further refined his approach to encompass jazz singing.
In 1962, Bennett recorded his signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco".
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
His career and his personal life then suffered an extended downturn during the height of the rock music era.
Bennett staged a comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s, putting out gold record albums again and expanding his audience to the MTV Generation while keeping his musical style intact.
He remains a popular and critically praised recording artist and concert performer in the 2010s.
Bennett has won 17Grammy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented in 2001)
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was born in New York on March 28, 1986, is Italian American, with 75 percent Italian ancestry, and also has French Canadian ancestry. Known internationally by her stage name Lady Gaga, she exploded on the music scene to become an electro-pop and dance-pop sensation.
Throughout 2011, Lady Gaga continued her musical endeavors by pairing with veteran artists like Tony Bennett.
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett - Interview on CBS Sunday Morning 21.09.2014