Tony Bennett’s friendship with Frank Sinatra declared

Although both Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra were famous singers in the 50s and 60s, they never had a rivalry. In fact, they were each other’s fans and often praised each other’s talent. Sinatra was on the cover of the April 23, 1965 issue of LIFE magazine and in an article he talked about his life and music. He shared his thoughts on other singers too, saying, “But for my money, Tony Bennett is the best singer in the business. It conveys what the composer had in mind and probably a little more ”(via Vanity Fair).

Bennett and Sinatra had a real love for each other, which makes many people wonder why Bennet wasn’t part of The Rat Pack. The group consisted of Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Joey Bishop, and Peter Lawford, and they performed and starred in films together. Bennett said the rat pack’s busy schedule was not for him, but he praised them, especially his good friend Sinatra. “He was just the best of all singers. The whole Rat Pack, Sammy Davis Junior, Dean Martin and Frank – they all had the training, “Bennett told Der Spiegel.

Bennett and Sinatra even performed together; one such occasion was the TV special “Sinatra and Friends,” which aired in 1977 and featured artists such as Natalie Cole, Loretta Lynn, Robert Merrill, John Denver and Leslie Uggams. Bennet and Sinatra sang a duet of the song “My Kind of Town”.

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