Tony Bennett (b. 1926) is a celebrated jazz interpreter of traditional pop songs. He was discovered in 1950 by Bob Hope, after Pearl Bailey had asked him to open for her show. His recordings of "Because of You", "Cold, Cold Heart" & "Rags to Riches" reached #1 on the Billboard charts during the early 1950s & he also became well known for "I Left My Heart in San Francisco."
Bennett taped an appearance for SESAME STREET in 1995, singing a remake of "Little Things" with Lexine. The recording was later released on the Songs from the STREET: 35 YEARS of Music anniversary boxed set.
For SESAME STREET’s 29th Season, he sang a parody of "Fly Me to the Moon" called "SLIMEY to the Moon", to commemorate SLIMEY THE WORM’s trip to the Moon. The same year, he could be seen in archive footage used in Elmopalooza as 1 of many celebrity guests arriving at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
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