Tony Bennett Performs At World Series Opener

October 28th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
tonybennett21Oct 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Legendary American singer Tony Bennett was among the many surprises that were in store for the fans at the opening game of the World Series at San Francisco. The singer performed ‘God Bless America’ and the song touched the heart of every American who watched the broadcast live on TV or witnessed it at the venue. Another singer who got the patriotic spirit at the venue going was John Legend who sang the national anthem.

The performance was greeted by a huge round of applause and the men took off their caps in honor of the song. Tony Bennett who turned 84 in August proved that he is still the greatest singer around. His performance was slated in the 7th inning stretch of the opening game between the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers. For the San Francisco fans the night turned out to be double bonus as not only did they witness the performance of the quintessential San Franciscan but also tasted victory in the very first outing against Texas. The ceremonial first pitch was thrown by some of the Hall of Famers like Juan Marichal and Willie McCovey.

With a tally of 15 Grammy Awards, Tony Bennett is known for his hit ‘I Left My Heart At San Francisco’ which he also sang at the venue. Starting from his involvement in the second World War, Tony Bennett has seen the highest highs and lowest lows in a career that has spanned over half a century. In recent months, Tony Bennett was seen in a number of charitable causes which includes the ‘We Are The World’ song for the Haiti earthquake victims.

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