Renowned American singer Tony Bennett has proved his longevity after receiving a Guinness World Records title in connection with the release of his new album, Love Is Here to Stay.
The 92-year-old has achieved the Longest time between the release of an original recording and a re-recording of the same single by the same artist after his latest inclusion of "Fascinating Rhythm" on the album, 68 years and 342 days after the first version was released in 1949 under his stage name of Joe Bari.
On Wednesday (12 September) Tony was presented with this title by official adjudicator Alex Angert during a launch party at the Rainbow Room in New York City.
The evening included an array of songs from his collaborative album with singer Diana Krall, where guests were able to hear live renditions of “S’Wonderful,” and “They Can’t Take That Away from Me”.
Following the presentation Alex Angert said: "I'm honored to present Tony Bennett with this exciting achievement. He is such an inspiration to many and I am now pleased to announce he is Officially Amazing™."
The achievement is Bennett's fourth Guinness World Records title, three of which he currently holds.
Bennett currently holds records for being the Oldest person to reach No.1 on the US album chart with a newly recorded album for Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek and Longest time between UK top 20 albums (39 years). Previously he was also the Oldest person to enter the UK top 20 album chart with Duets: An American Classic when he was 80 years old.
Love Is Here to Stay which will be released on Friday (14 September) on Verve Records/Columbia Records and marks the first time that Diana Krall and Tony Bennett have recorded a full album together.