Tony Bennett's Guide To Intimacy

FOR HIS NEW ALBUM, THE SINGER GOT THE BIGGEST NAMES IN MUSIC TO DO THINGS HIS WAY. AND SPARKS DID FLY

Tony Bennett will turn 80 on Aug. 3, and while he doesn't think of longevity just in marketing terms, he's happy to have a son who does. It was 15 years ago that Danny Bennett rescued his father from pop-culture oblivion by pairing him with younger stars--k.d. lang, the Red Hot Chili Peppers--on a succession of red carpets, nudging ol' Tone's style toward MTV without sacrificing his half-century of musical substance. Tony has been flying on the fumes of hipness ever since, and Danny sees the big eight-O as the perfect moment for another boost of publicity rocket fuel. "I've had...

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