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Tony Bennett Thinks Gaga Will Be Bigger Than Elvis

Tony Bennett

Lady Gaga will be bigger than Elvis? Well, maybe — in the opinion of none other than beloved 85-year-old crooner Tony Bennett, who calls her a “magnificent, magnificent performer.”

In an interview carried on AARP.org, Tony points out that at his age, he’s
worked with pretty much everyone who’s anyone on the music scene, and he says of Gaga, “I’ve never seen anybody that intelligent when it comes to knowing how to perform properly.”

Bennett, of course, has his highly anticipated “Duets II” album coming out
Tuesday (Sept. 20) with Gaga as part of a lineup of stellar partners — a roster that also includes Carrie Underwood, Aretha Franklin, Michael Buble and the late Amy Winehouse.  Carrie will join Tony onstage Sept. 24 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles — along with John Mayer and Stevie Wonder — for a special concert benefitting the Drive to End Hunger, the national effort by AARP and the AARP Foundation to end food deprivation among older Americans. The concert comes at the end of the organization’s giant Life@50+ National Event, Sept. 22-24 at the LA Convention Center. (See AARP.org for information.)