NBC Tony Bennett Celebrates 90, Says “Sharing the Music I Love”

Tony Bennett Photo by: Charles Sykes/NBC

Tony Bennett celebrates his 90th birthday with many musical performances, premieres on NBC on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 at 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT

By Gabrielle Pantera

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2016/12/20 –“I turn 90 tomorrow and feel like I’m just getting started and look forward to each day,” says Tony Bennett Celebrates 90; The Best Is Yet To Come star Tony Bennett “I have loved performing for the public and sharing the music I love with the world. It’s a thrill to have NBC air a special in honor of my birthday and to have so many wonderful artists that I have worked with and admire participate.”

 

“Since we celebrated Tony’s 80th birthday on NBC, it only seemed fitting that we should also stop and pay tribute to his 90th, a true milestone for the greatest living vocalist of popular music,” says Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “Happy birthday, Tony, your achievements are epic and your voice has been the soundtrack of four generations. We and the entire music business are in awe.”

Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, Elton John, Diana Krall, K.D. Lang, Rufus Wainwright and Stevie Wonder are scheduled to perform in the two-hour NBC special, Tony Bennett Celerates 90: The Best Is Yet To Come. Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Kevin Spacey, John Travolta, Bruce Willis and Homer Simpson will also be making appearances.

Born in Astoria, Queens, N.ew York,, on August 3rd, 1926, Bennett holds the industry record of being the oldest artist, when at the age of 88, of putting an album at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 list. In the last 10 years alone, Bennett has sold 10 million records. He has 19 Grammy Awards.

Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come is executive produced by Danny Bennett and TB TV, LLC will produce. Jerry Foley will direct with production and lighting design by LeRoy Bennett.

Twitter: @itstonybennett@RadioCity@nbc

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