NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Crooner Tony Bennett performed at a tribute at Manhattan's Spring Studios to Frank Sinatra at the Tribeca Film Festival on Tuesday, part of a yearlong series of events that mark the centennial of Sinatra's birth in 1915.
"He changed my whole career," the 88-year-old Bennett said of Sinatra, speaking of Sinatra, told the crowd at the tribute show. "He told everyone I was his favorite singer, and I've been sold out ever since," Bennett added.
The tribute also included a showing of the classic 1949 musical film "On The Town" featuring Frank Sinatra starring as one of three sailors on a 24 hour shore leave in Manhattan.
Other artists performing at the tribute show included dancer Savion Glover and singers Alice Smith, Killers frontman Brandon Flowers, Ne-Yo and Lea DeLaria. – Staff Writers