How Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, and Other Celebrities Greeted Tony Bennett on His 94th Birthday
On August 3, 2020, musician Tony Bennett celebrated his 94th birthday. He was honored on the day by other celebrities including singers Stevie Wonder and Billy Joel.
Bennett officially turned 94 this week and his celebrity friends made sure to wish him a good one. Wonder took to Twitter to share a video of himself wishing the star a happy birthday.
The blind musician also sang and dedicated one of Bennett’s songs, "The Best is Yet to Come," to him. In the caption of his post, Wonder wrote: “#TheBestIsYetToCome Happy Birthday.”
Tony Bennett at the Samsung Hope for Children Gala at the Hammerstein Ballroom on September 17, 2015, in New York City | Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images
BILLY JOEL PAYS TRIBUTE
Joel also took to Twitter to thank his “good friend” for “bringing the songs I wrote to such glorious life.” He wished him a happy birthday and sent his love to him with the hashtag, “#TheBestIsYetToCome.”
The post included two photos that featured the birthday boy and Joel together. Elvis Costello shared an image of himself and Bennett laughing together while sitting on a bench.
ELVIS COSTELLO & DIANA KRALL’S MESSAGES
He celebrated the star’s birthday and wrote: “You have made the world a better place and we will sit like this again, one day.” Costello described Bennett as “the best” and also included the hashtag, #TheBestIsYetToCome.”
Diana Krall also uploaded a Twitter photo of the famous singer and wished him a happy day. She also included the trending hashtag in her post.
ELTON JOHN’S TRIBUTE
Elton John also shared a birthday shout-out video wishing Bennett a happy birthday. In the caption of his post, he shared his gratitude for Bennett “spreading so much joy throughout my lifetime.”
STING SINGS FOR TONY
Sting also honored the birthday boy with a musical performance using his guitar. He played one of Bennett’s songs, "The Way You Look Tonight," and called him an “inspiration” and shared his love with him.
BASEBALL TEAM HONORS TONY
The San Francisco Giants also paid tribute to the musician with the same hashtag. They also included a cardboard cutout of Bennett sitting in the stands with others.
HIS 90TH BIRTHDAY
When Bennett turned 90 a few years ago, he celebrated at the Empire State Building with a lighting ceremony. He said: “This is a day I’ll never forget as long as I live.”
The star noted how he was being treated at his age but felt like he was only 19. He called the day “one of the very special days in my life.”
STAYING OUT OF THE LIMELIGHT
The "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" singer has been staying out of the spotlight for the past few years. However, in April 2020, he took part in a sing-along in honor of those working on the frontlines of the novel coronavirus pandemic.