Clive Davis celebrated his legacy with the debut of a documentary about his life, along with performances from artists he helped become icons, during the opening night of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.
Davis, 85, said it was a dream come true to launch “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives” at Radio City Music Hall since he grew up in Brooklyn and didn’t visit Manhattan until he was 13.
The music mogul was all smiles at the multi-hour event Wednesday night, as performers like Aretha Franklin, Carly Simon, Barry Manilow and Earth, Wind & Fire took the stage to pay tribute to Davis.
“All of them fresh from not performing at the inauguration,” Robert De Niro, who co-founded the festival, said before the film began, earning laughs and handclaps from the audience.
Aretha Franklin ends the show
Jennifer Hudson left the stage to walk into the aisles to dance with the crowd as she sang Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.”