Croon “happy birthday” to the crooner at the taping of his celebrity-strewn NBC extravaganza at Radio City Music Hall on September 15
Guests will attend the star-studded taping of NBC’s special at Radio City Music Hall, which will feature performances by Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, KD Lang and more. Solo, duet and medley performances will be interspersed with comedy sketches, tributes to Tony, and historical vignettes produced by Martin Scorcese.
Born in Astoria, Queens, Bennett is the son of Italian immigrants who found work as a grocer and seamstress. As a teenager he sang while waiting on tables and then enlisting in the Army during World War II. Home after the war, his big break came in 1949 when comedian Bob Hope noticed him working with Pearl Bailey in Greenwich Village. Bennett has performed for 11 US Presidents, is a World War II veteran who fought in the Battle of the Bulge, participated in the liberation of a concentration camp, and marched with Dr. Martin Luther King in Selma to support civil rights. He has won 18 Grammy Awards, is a Kennedy Center Honoree, and UN Citizen of the World. His paintings hang in The Smithsonian and he has sold 10 million albums in the last 10 years.
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