Barbara Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Aretha Franklin and More: Galaxy of Stars pay Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch
Legendary music composer Marvin Hamlisch, who died on August 2, at the age of 65 was given one of the finest tributes by a galaxy of stars from music and entertainment world. Luminaries like Barbara Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Aretha Franklin, Itzhak Perlman and Lang turned up at the Jay Sharp Theater to pay their respects.
It was befitting that a musical tribute was paid to Hamlisch who composed some memorable music but refrained from writing lyrics. His widow Terre reminiscing about his life and some personal insights said that “These are Marvin Hamlisch’s melodies … Marvin lives in them” She also urged the by invitation gathering to donate generously to the scholarship initiated by the late composer.
Streis and who belted out her own rendition of numbers like “through the eyes of love and others bowed before a huge digital projection of Hamlisch. She recalled that they had met in 1963 and a love affair began where music was concerned. She added that Hamlisch was just a pianist when she first performed the Funny Girl, a Broadway production.
Minnelli, acknowledged that Hamlisch was a constant figure in her life and recalled the superb music he composed for the film The Spy who Loved me and the song “Nobody Does it Better.” After her rendition of this classic song she declared. “Marvin, you are the best”
Other celebrities was attend this tribute were Catherine Zeta Jones, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tony Roberts, Valerie Jarrett, Candice Bergen and Regis Phylbin.
Article By Jack Martins