Clive Davis’ party still went on last night despite the shocking news of Whitney Houston’s death last night:
Whitney Houston “would have wanted the music to go on,” said industry mogul Clive Davis, who opted to proceed with his annual Grammy-eve party at the Beverly Hilton, where hours earlier the pop icon he signed and mentored was pronounced dead at 48.
“She loved music and she loved this night that celebrates music,” said Davis, adding that Houston’s family requested that the party continue.
The mood, however, at least at the evening’s start, was far from celebratory. Attendees filing into Davis’ event hugged one another, wearing dour or dazed expressions, and many were seen shaking their heads, even as music at the hotel thumped loudly. Davis, who spotted a 19-year-old Houston at a showcase in Sweetwaters supper club in Manhattan, has been hosting a pre-Grammy event for more than three decades. Houston was to attend the gala.
Check out images from the event….