Carole King and Tony Orlando, along with Dolly Parton, Paul Stanley and Bill Medley and several others, were part of a memorial service for iconic songwriter Cynthia Weil last Sunday at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Orlando hosted the private event, and said, “I want the applause to be loud!” before performing “Bless You,” Weil and husband Barry Mann's ballad from 1961 that became their first top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
Guests enjoyed Cynthia's favorite cocktail, a green apple martini. They were treated to music from Carole King with Paul Shaffer on piano doing "Somewhere Out There” from An American Tail.
Cynthia Weil passed away in Beverly Hills on June 1st at age 82. She had a hand in writing classic like “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” “On Broadway,” and “Walking in the Rain.”
[Source: Classic Hits Today]