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Davis says its hard turning people down for pre-Grammy gala

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NEW YORK: 

Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy gala is so white-hot you can’t purchase tickets, and he said it has been hard letting some longtime attendees know they can’t be invited back.

Davis’ Saturday night event, held a day before the 2018 Grammy Awards, launched the careers of Whitney Houston and Alicia Keys, and have featured all-stars like Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Smokey Robinson and Carly Simon. He first held the gala 42 years ago.

Davis said “there’s no such thing as a ticket … you can’t buy a ticket for $50,000.”

Published: January 26, 2018 11:18 am