Marvin Hamlisch honoured in tribute concert
20 September 2012, 10:23
The late film composer Marvin Hamlisch was honoured in a memorial service featuring performances from Barbra Streisand, Liza Minelli and Aretha Franklin.
Marvin Hamlisch was honoured in a tribute concert at the Juilliard School in New York. The concert featured many of Hamlisch's compositions being performed by the likes of Liza Minelli, Barbra Streisand and Aretha Franklin.
Some of his most popular songs like 'The Way We Were' and the James Bond song 'Nobody Does It Better' were given renditions on the night, in front of a packed invite-only audience that included Michael Douglas and Katherine Zeta-Jones.
Barbra Streisand performed Hamlisch's song 'The Way We Were' from the film of the same name, while 'Nobody Does It Better' was sung by Aretha Franklin. Franklin replaced one of the song's key lines with "Marvin, you're the best!"
Hamlisch composed scores for films like The Sting, Sophie's Choice and The Way We Were, and won three Academy Awards, four Emmy Awards, a Tony Award and a Pulitzer prize for the score for A Chorus Line.
He died on August 6th this year after short illness at the age of 68.