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The legendary Carpenters, pop icon Donna Summer, and world-renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet were welcomed into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame Friday night, in a gala ceremony including performances by all three honorees. Let's listen to some of the moving moments.
The French Thibaudet, 48, has been hailed as one of the best pianists in the world. He took the stage and launched into Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm Variations."
Summer, 61, is widely considered the queen of disco, with a long string of '70s and '80s hits, including "On the Radio" and "Last Dance."
Carpenters pianist-arranger-composer-conductor Richard Carpenter joined Summer on stage to accompany her performance of the Carpenters hit "Superstar."
Carpenter also conducted the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra through a medley of the Carpenters' most popular songs, including "We've Only Just Begun" and "Yesterday Once More," then stepped off the podium and sat at the piano to play "For All We Know," accompanied by the orchestra and a video of late sister Karen Carpenter singing.