Tony Bennett celebrates his 85th birthday in style

Tuesday September 20, 2011

Tony Bennet celebrated his 85th birthday in style with a star-studded concert at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.

The legendary crooner looked youthful and full of life as he performed several duets with other legends in the music industry, whilst dancing and joking throughout.

Aretha Franklin and Elton John were amongst the handful of singers that performed with Tony at the celebration, in front of a celebrity filled audience.

Whoopi Goldberg was one guest who was full of praise for the star.

"I think it is amazing. He is amazing. This just goes to tell you nobody under the age of 85 can complain about jack.".

Former US President Bill Clinton kicked off the evening's festivities.

He said he and his wife, Secretary of State Hillary, also in attendance, have been long time fans of Tony's music and art.

"Tony Bennett has become part of our lives. Something special. Something different. An artist in so many ways," he said.

ę Getty Images

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