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Tony Bennett Turns 80

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Tony Bennett Turns 80

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Tony Bennett Turns 80

Tony Bennett Turns 80

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Singer Tony Bennett celebrates his 80th birthday this week, and to mark the occasion, we listen back to an interview from the archives. After working as a singing waiter in his teens and then following service in the U.S. Army, he auditioned for Columbia Records and launched a career that started off with his first big hit "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" (1950), and went on to include "I Want to be Around," "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," and "The Good Life."

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