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Videos: Tony Bennett, the '60s

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If you're not smiling broadly as Tony Bennett sings in a video, something is off. In addition to being a terrific pop and jazz singer (coming in behind and ahead of the beat and improvising along the way), Tony was a visual explosion of joy. This was especially true in the 1960s, when he was often on TV at the top of his game.

Here are videos of Tony in action from 1960 to 1969, many of which may be new to you:

Here's Tony in 1960 on NBC...



Here's Tony in 1961 on Dinah Shore's Chevy Show...



Here's Tony in 1963 on the Judy Garland Show...



Here's Tony in 1964...



Here's Tony in 1965 delivering one of the finest vocal versions of The Shadow of Your Smile...



Here's Tony in 1966 with Andy Williams...



Here's Tony in 1967 on an NBC Bob Hope special, featuring the Les Brown Orchestra and strings...



Here's Tony in 1968 on a New York-area Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon...



And here's Tony in 1969 (yes, times had changed) in perhaps his oddest clip ever, soldiering through a surreal production in which he was asked to sing to a collection of mannequins...

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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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