WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3: TONY BENNETT
Profile America — Friday, August 3rd. He seems to be ageless — but one of America's great singers, Tony Bennett, is 86 years old today. He started performing at age 10 and fought in the U.S. Army in France and Germany. After the war, Bennett becam e very popular and had a succession of top hits. As rock music became dominant, he faded from the music scene for awhile. But he staged a comeback in the 1980s and recorded a Grammy-Award winning album at age 68. In addition to his singing talent, Tony Bennett also is an acclaimed artist. When Bennett first became popular, Americans spent an average of slightly less than $16 annually on records, radio and television. Now, we each spend over $22 a year for recordings alone. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 388
Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970, p. 8, 318
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 1140
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau