He famously left his heart in … somewhere on the West Coast … wait, it was right here a minute ago … oh yeah San Francisco! Born on this day in 1926 in Queens, New York, Tony Bennett also left his original name behind for his journey to music stardom. In this clip from 1963, Anthony Dominick Benedetto joins Judy Garland to perform his signature song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”
Also born today:
Charlie Shavers, an American swing era jazz trumpeter who played with Dizzy Gillespie, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday and many more — born in 1920 in New York City.
Les Elgart, an American swing jazz bandleader and trumpeter — born 1917 in New Haven, Connecticut.
James Hetfield, co-founder of Metallica — born 1963 in Downey, California.