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Bono Channels Sinatra on Kimmel

On Tuesday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, the legendary singer channelled the late great Frank Sinatra by performing “One for My Baby”, with some help from Coldplay’s Chris Martin and actor Sean Penn.

On an episode devoted to raising money and awareness for Bono’s AIDS organization (Red), Bono sang the 1943 classic in an in-studio bar, to a partially hidden bartender, who surprises the audience when he turns out to be Sean Penn.

The performance began in black and white, with the exception of a single red martini glasse. but it turned to color upon the end of the second chorus. It is then that the camera revealed that the piano player is Chris Marin. Martin afterward sang the next verse before Bono returned to finish the song.

This is not the first time Bono has been involved in a Sinatra project. Back in 1995 for the album Duets, he sang with the famous crooner on a rendition of “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.”

Bono also sat down for an interview with Kimmel later in the show, and the two discussed Bono’s efforts in combating AIDS in Africa. (Red) so far has provided medicine to more than 20 million people around the continent.

This was the third annual show to benefit (Red), and it included a videotaped message from former President Barack Obama.