Tony Bennett is one of the most highly respected voices in the industry. At the age of 87, he has been at the forefront of traditional pop for almost 65 years and he shows now signs of stopping.
His voice is just as pristine as it ever was, and his star continues to rise. Just two years ago, Tony Bennett achieved his first No.1 Album in the Billboard 200 Chart. The album saw Bennett team up with the likes to Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, and the late Amy Winehouse to become the oldest living artist to chart in the Billboard Hot 100.
While Bennett’s tour schedule has started to slow (and after 65 years he’s certainly earned a break), that fact serves only to make every live appearance he makes even more of an event, as you’ll see below.
Bennett credits his old friend, ’40s Hollywood star and master of debonair, Cary Grant with inspiring him to play at The Palladium venue in London, England for his 85th birthday in 2011. Bennett performs many of the songs he is best known for, including Fly Me To The Moon, and I Left My Heart In San Francisco. Bennett also calls upon some local talent to help him through the set, including distinguished jazz singer Dame Cleo Laine and former X-Factor winner Leona Lewis.
Watch Tony Bennett’s full 85th birthday performance at the London Palladium below: