The Neighborhood Remembers Tony Bennett

Aug 14, 2023
Hedda Sharapan


The world lost a legendary musical giant last month when Tony Bennett died.  We’re left with our memories and treasured recordings.  I wonder if you knew that one of those recordings was from our very own Neighborhood – in 1975.  Not with Lady Gaga – but with Lady Elaine! 
I thought you might like to know how that came about, and I figured David Newell (Mr. McFeely and our PR Director) with his remarkable memory could tell us the story.  It was an ordinary day when David remembers answering a phone call from Tony Bennett’s agent.  He said Tony was going to be performing in Pittsburgh and wanted to meet Fred because his older daughter, who was about 5 years old at the time, was a big fan of the Neighborhood. 

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