GILFORD, N.H. -Tony Bennett, one of the most resilient musical talents of the 20th century, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center Saturday, Aug. 14. Tickets are $30, $45, $66 and $81. They may be ordered at www.meadowbrook.net.

Bennett’s enduring silky smooth vocals and commitment to jazz-based rhythms have made him as popular now as he was in the 1950s.

His early fame came in the ’50s thanks to several hit singles released by Columbia Records, including “Because of You” (1951), “I Won’t Cry Anymore” and a remake of the Hank WilliamsSr. classic, “Cold, Cold Heart.” During the period from 1950 to 1964, Bennett’s career soared with 24 hits making the Top 40. This period was marked by the Grammy that he won for his hit “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” It was during this time that Bennett released many of the singles that have become synonymous with his name, including “Stranger in Paradise,” “Just in Time,” “There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight” and the classic “Rags to Riches.”

During the ’60s and the beginning of the ’70s Bennett shifted his career toward album-oriented recording, with 25 records landing on the charts in the 10 years between 1962 and 1972.


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