August 3, 2011
Tony Bennett Receives Birthday Wishes From Lady Gaga for His 85th Birthday
NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lady Gaga marked the occasion of Tony Bennett's 85th birthday with a personal serenade and very special birthday wishes. Click on this link to view Gaga's video birthday greeting: https://download.yousendit.com/T2djUGhhU1BQb0pnRXNUQw (This video is only available for TV broadcast on Wednesday, August 3, for online use please click: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2Qp_pz1--4 ) Gaga recorded the greeting while she was in the studio with Bennett in New York this past weekend recording a duet of the classic Rodgers & Hart tune "The Lady Is A Tramp." The recording will be part of Bennett's highly anticipated Duets II CD which will be in stores September 20th.
Several other artists on Bennett's upcoming CD including Michael Buble, John Mayer, Aretha Franklin, Sheryl Crow and Faith Hill amongst others http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay1MsL-oY88 also added their wishes to Bennett who will be celebrating his big day with appearances on The Today Show and Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, August 3rd. (A complete track listing of songs on Duets II follows this release.)
The official celebration for Bennett's 85th will take place September 18th at the Metropolitan Opera followed by benefit gala for his non-profit Exploring the Arts taking place directly after the concert.
For more information on Tony's Exploring the Arts Gala, which has already raised over $1.5M for arts education in New York City public high schools please visit [email protected]. Bid on the "Breakfast at Tiffany" auction item at www.charitybuzz.com/tonybennett starting today. Tony's top ten list of his favorite love songs can be viewed now at www.whatmakeslovetrue.com.
DUETS II: ARTIST & TRACK LISTING ANDREA BOCELLI STRANGER IN PARADISE MICHAEL BUBLE DON'T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE MARIAH CAREY WHEN DO THE BELLS RING FOR ME? NATALIE COLE WATCH WHAT HAPPENS SHERYL CROW THE GIRL I LOVE ARETHA FRANKLIN HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING? JOSH GROBAN THIS IS ALL I ASK FAITH HILL THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT NORAH JONES SPEAK LOW LADY GAGA THE LADY IS TRAMP k.d. lang BLUE VELVET JOHN MAYER ONE FOR MY BABY (AND ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD) WILLIE NELSON ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET QUEEN LATIFAH WHO CAN I TURN TO? ALEJANDRO SANZ YESTERDAY I HEARD THE RAIN CARRIE UNDERWOOD IT HAD TO BE YOU AMY WINEHOUSE BODY AND SOUL
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