Franklin Performs at her 69th Birthday Party
NEW YORK – Aretha Franklin proved her voice is still divine at 69 as she gave a brief but rousing performance at a swank birthday party in her honor.
Tony Bennett, Smokey Robinson, music mogul Clive Davis, Bette Midler and Gayle King were among the celebrities on hand to pay tribute to the Queen of Soul on Friday night at a late-night birthday party at a Central Park Hotel.
“It’s a fabulous moment,” said Franklin, showing off her noticeably thinner frame in a flowing white and gold gown as she sat at a table with several gifts.
Bennett, who called Franklin “one of a kind” was one of those who came with a present — and his was unique.
- Franklin dances, sings at 69th birthday party (seattletimes.nwsource.com)