One of the all-time greatest singers in the world, Tony Bennett, appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” to promote his NBC special, “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet To Come,” which was released alongside his newest album, “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90”.
The singer shared some of his fond memories of another great, Frank Sinatra, with host Jimmy Fallon and told a story of a time when he was nervous, and Sinatra calmed him down.
“I was just troubled. I felt nervous about an audience,” Bennett said. “He taught me the audience are your friends; they come to see you. He changed my whole psychology. There’s no such thing as a bad audience. There’s a bad performance, but there’s not a bad audience.”
Bennett went on to share stories about his greatest moments as a performer. He related how a shooting star flew through the sky during one of his performances of the song “Lost in the Stars,” which made his contemporaries question how he managed to pull that particular stunt off.
Bennett ended his appearance by airing a performance of him and Billy Joel performing Joel’s classic “New York State of Mind,” in which Bennett wails on the mic with the same power he had as a young man.
Tony Bennett hasn’t lost a step, even at 90.