|Tony Bennett's "Something"|
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||17, 18, November, 1969, April 2, 3, August 11, 13, 1970|
|Label|| Columbia |
|Tony Bennett chronology|
Tony Bennett's "Something" is a 1970 studio album by Tony Bennett.As with Bennett's previous album, Tony Sings the Great Hits of Today! , it contains renditions of contemporary pop songs, including "Something", which had appeared on the earlier release.
Anthony Dominick Benedetto, known professionally as Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz. He is also a painter, having created works under the name Anthony Benedetto that are on permanent public display in several institutions. He is the founder of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens, New York.
Tony Sings the Great Hits of Today! is a 1970 album by American classic pop and jazz singer Tony Bennett. Done under pressure from his record company for more marketable material, it featured attempts at the Beatles and other current songs and a psychedelic art cover. Both critics and Bennett himself have viewed the album as a career-low.
"Something" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles from their 1969 album Abbey Road. It was written by George Harrison, the band's lead guitarist. Soon after the album's release, the song was issued as a single, coupled with "Come Together", making it the first Harrison composition to become a Beatles A-side. Its pairing with "Come Together" was also the first time in the United Kingdom that the Beatles issued a single containing tracks that were already available on an album. The single topped the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States as well as charts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and West Germany, and peaked at number 4 in the UK.
The album cover shows Bennett embracing his infant daughter, Joanna.
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