Tony Bennett Receives Birthday Wishes From Lady Gaga for His 85th Birthday

Aug 03, 2011, 00:01 ET from RPM/Columbia Records

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 Rogers & 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.)

Bennett fans can pre-order Duets II on iTunes and get a free instant download of "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," Tony's duet with Michael Buble.

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 TonyBennett85@eventassociates.com.  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



For more information on Tony Bennett: 

www.tonybennett.com
www.exploringthearts.org
www.benedettoarts.com

SOURCE RPM/Columbia Records



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