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Tony Bennett: Legendary singer retires from stage aged 95
« on: August 14, 2021, 02:44:42 am »
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-58198989

Veteran US singer Tony Bennett has retired from performing at the age of 95, his son and manager has said.

Bennett performed two sold-out shows with Lady Gaga at New York's Radio City Music Hall last week.

His son Danny said the "hard decision" to cancel the remaining 2021 tour dates had been made on "doctors' orders".

"Doing concerts now is just too much for him," he said. "We don't want him to fall on stage, for instance - something as simple as that.

"We're not worried about him being able to sing. We are worried, from a physical standpoint... about human nature. Tony's 95."

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Re: Tony Bennett: Legendary singer retires from stage aged 95
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2021, 02:48:55 am »
I've read elsewhere—I can't find it right now—that the lockdowns worsened his Alzheimer's as well. Though he still remembers all the lyrics to his songs, it's his short-term memory that is fading. (Which leads me to think it might be some other form of dementia.)

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2021, 03:31:33 am »
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Re: Tony Bennett: Legendary singer retires from stage aged 95
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2021, 05:04:49 am »

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Re: Tony Bennett: Legendary singer retires from stage aged 95
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2021, 01:23:52 pm »
I've read elsewhere—I can't find it right now—that the lockdowns worsened his Alzheimer's as well. Though he still remembers all the lyrics to his songs, it's his short-term memory that is fading. (Which leads me to think it might be some other form of dementia.)

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He's 95. He doesn't have the blood flow he used to have. NOBODY is as sharp at 95 as they were at 65. Nobody.

And given the lifestyle he had when younger,and all the touring he did,it's amazing he is even still alive.
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Re: Tony Bennett: Legendary singer retires from stage aged 95
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2021, 01:24:57 pm »
Do you know what his real name was?

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Re: Tony Bennett: Legendary singer retires from stage aged 95
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2021, 01:43:33 pm »
Wow.  95.  A life well-lived.
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Re: Tony Bennett: Legendary singer retires from stage aged 95
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2021, 01:24:05 am »
Do you know what his real name was?
I do. Anthony Benedetto. A pretty straightforward Italian name (which shouldn't surprise anyone since he came from an Italian family.)

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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2021, 01:26:46 am »
I do. Anthony Benedetto. A pretty straightforward Italian name (which shouldn't surprise anyone since he came from an Italian family.)

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Re: Tony Bennett: Legendary singer retires from stage aged 95
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2021, 01:36:25 am »
I had no idea that he and Gaga performed so many times together. Quite a strange combination.


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