Tony Bennett Day Recognized by US Senate – Music News

The United States Senate has declared August 3rd as Tony Bennett Day.

The Senate on Thursday passed a resolution declaring the late singer’s August 3rd birthday as Tony Bennett Day.

“You only meet a Tony Bennett once in a lifetime,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said, Deadline reports. “It didn’t matter if you were young or old or somewhere in between, it didn’t matter if you were a fan’s friend, almost everyone loved Tony – and Tony loved almost everyone.”

Schumer also cited Bennett’s World War II service and his decision to march with Martin Luther King Jr. “at a time when most entertainers’ agents were stopping them from marching on things like this because it might lose them some fans.” But Tony didn’t care, he believed in equality.”

The decision was taken unanimously.

Speaker Emeritus Nancy Pelosi, a longtime friend of Bennett, introduced a similar resolution in the House of Representatives.

Regarding her proposed law, she wrote on Twitter/X: “Tony Bennett was a legendary artist and patriot. It is with great pride that I introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives today to honor his life and legacy. This resolution is a fitting tribute to Tony’s extraordinary legacy and recognizes his unmatched artistry and patriotic leadership.”

The singer died on July 21 at the age of 96 from complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

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