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- Posted on Aug 3rd 2011 5:00PM by Jenny Charlesworth
In honour of the milestone, Lady Gaga, k.d. Lang, Sheryl Crow, Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Queen Latifah, Willie Nelson and others have contributed to 'Duets II,' the forthcoming follow-up to the multi-platinum 'Duets' disc released in celebration of Bennett's 80th year. Produced by Phil Ramone -- and featuring the last-ever studio recording with Bennett's dear friend Amy Winehouse -- the record will be a must-have for music fans of all types.
"Tony's artistic generosity was so appreciated by each performer, many of whom said that to record with such a master was a career highlight that they'll always remember," said Ramone in a statement.
We're sure Lady Gaga will concur. Check out her happy birthday tribute to Bennett below. And, if you can score tickets, catch Bennett live at one of three birthday concerts held next month in New York, L.A. and London, with host Alec Baldwin and piano man Elton John.