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• Unofficial citywide sing-along guide with lyrics and more
Eighty-five year-old Tony Bennett has aged every bit as gracefully as the song that put him on the map. Presenting, in more or less chronological order, five decades of Tony Bennett (and others) performing “I Left My Heart in San Francisco:”
With Judy Garland – 1963
Watch Tony grope a playfully receptive Judy Garland during their duet.
With the Count Basie Orchestra – 1967
Includes the feisty, broken-hearted bridge Bennett performed in the song’s earlier years.
With Doris Day – 1970
Tony plays the piano, and sings the “classic” version of the 1954 lyrics. Doris “Martin” chips in for a few lines, but hardly a full duet.
Johnny Carson – 1982
Bennett appeared on Johnny Carson’s very first Tonight show in 1962. He would be a frequent guest on anniversary shows, including this one.
Johnny Carson – 1992
Macworld – 2009
“San Francisco” begins at 2:30 after a nice rendition of “The Best Is Yet to Come.”
Game 1 of the 2010 World Series
84 years old and singing acapella to 41,000 crazed fans!