Tony Bennett Gears Up for Amy Winehouse Tribute at VMAs

Posted Wednesday August 24, 2011 9:03 AM GMT

As the music industry continues to mourn the loss of Amy Winehouse, veteran crooner Tony Bennett will share a special tribute to the late songstress at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.

Bennett had a unique opportunity to spend time with the “Rehab” songstress when they recorded “Body and Soul” at Abbey Road Studios in London this past March.

Tony told press, "It was a thrill to record with Amy Winehouse, and when you listen to the recording of 'Body and Soul,' it is a testament to her artistic genius and her brilliance as one of the most honest musicians I have ever known."

Mitch Winehouse added, "Our family is honored that the VMAs are giving Amy this wonderful tribute. We know that Amy's performance of 'Rehab' at the MTV Movie Awards played an important part in Amy's worldwide success."

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