Lady Gaga accompanies Tony Bennett offstage during his last concert
Lady Gaga escort Tony Bennett offstage at his last public concert in a moving send-off.
The two singers couldn’t be more different, or so they seem. Gaga is known for her unique and eccentric pop music, while Bennett is a more old-fashioned jazz singer. However, the two united in 2014 to work on the album Cheek to cheek, and a beautiful connection was born from this collaboration. The album won a Grammy.
—Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 28, 2021
It was followed by another collaboration between the two singers, love for sale. The album was released in September. In August 2021, however, the two singers spent two nights performing at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. First Gaga performed alone, then Bennett performed alone, and then the two performed together to end the show.
The show is meant to celebrate Bennett’s 95th birthday. Since Bennett was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2016, he has largely retired. Yet he is still as talented as ever and he proved it in this last performance with Gaga.
The show, One last time: an evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, is now available to stream on Paramount+. Bennett performed songs such as Irving Berlin’s “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” and “Fly Me To The Moon”. At the end of the show, Gaga joined Bennett for a performance of “Happy Birthday” and “Lady is a Tramp”. They also performed some songs from love for sale, which has now been nominated for Grammys for Album of the Year and Record of the Year.
Gaga thanked Bennett for his many contributions to the music world. Then came the moment: she said it would be an honor to escort her off stage. As they walked away, the audience gave them a standing ovation and Bennett waved to everyone as the band played.
Bennett’s wife recently revealed that the singer was unaware of his Alzheimer’s disease.
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