Monday, May 20, 2024

Quincy Jones, Michael Caine Get Double A List Bday in Vegas from Bono, Will Smith Etc


UPDATE: Here’s a report on the concert:  Bono opened. Jennifer Hudson did Aretha’s “Somewhere.” Jordin Sparks and Siedah Garrett did “Man in the Mirror” with a rap by Snoop Dogg. Herbie Hancock and Santana did “Killer Joe.”  Bebe Winans sang “In The Heat of the Night.”  Stevie did “Let the Good Times Roll” with Nikki Yanofsky and Happy Birthday solo. And James Ingram and Patti Austin did “How Do You Keep the Music Playing?” Chaka Khan did “What’s It All About Alfie.” Then everyone joined in on “We Are The World” at the end.

Earlier: Quincy Jones and Michael Caine were born on the same day in the same year almost at the exact same moment– 80 years ago on March 14th. On Saturday night, a month later, they were thrown a huge double birthday party in Las Vegas. Yes, it was for charity. The guests included Quincy’s TV star daughter Rashida Jones as well as Bono, Whoopi Goldberg, Will Smith, Amy Poehler, Larry King, Siedah Garrett, Carlos Santana and his wife Deborah, Chris Tucker, Jordin Sparks, Snoop Dogg, Cindy Crawford, and boatloads of famous names. The charity is called “Keep Memory Alive” and the evening raised money for the internationally famous Cleveland Clinic. I can’t believe Alfie himself is 80 years old. More importantly, Q’s turning that age may pose a problem. He once told me that his rule about dating young women: “Our two ages can’t add up to more than 100.” He may be entering into uncharted legal territory! Happy Birthday to great guys!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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