“Where is Clive at?” she yelled. Davis earned a loud cheer from the audience when he started dancing.
When Franklin — who closed the show — sang “Natural Woman,” she pointed to Davis and sang the lyrics, “He makes me feel.” She also called her longtime collaborator a “chieftain” and “humanitarian.”
From lawyer to president
Others shared the sentiment on-screen. “The Soundtrack of Our Lives,” directed by Chris Perkel, gave a peek into Davis’ personal and professional life. He lost his parents while he was an undergraduate at New York University, and later attended Harvard Law School. After working as a lawyer for Columbia Records, he was promoted to president in 1967, despite not desiring a career in music.