The 2019 edition of the Grammy Salute to Music Legends event, celebrating the Recording Academy’s 2019 Special Merit Awards winners, will air this fall.
Taped back in May at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, the gala features performances by and tributes to the 2019 recipients of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. It’ll air on PBS as an episode of the network’s Great Performances series October 18 at 9:00 p.m.
The 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award honorees include Black Sabbath, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Sam & Dave, Dionne Warwick, Ashford & Simpson, and Julio Iglesias, among others.
The show, hosted by Sheila E, features guest artists like country superstar Garth Brooks, rapper Snoop Dogg, R&B star Kenny Lattimore and Johnny Mathis either with, or in tribute to, the honorees.
Here is a partial list of the performances you’ll see:
“Walk On By” (performed by Johnny Mathis)
“What The World Needs Now” (performed by Dionne Warwick)
Sam & Dave
Medley: “Hold On, I’m Comin'”/”Soul Man” (performed by Sam Moore and Garth Brooks)
“I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down” (performed by Sam Moore)
George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic
Medley: “One Nation Under A Groove”/”Mothership Connection”/”Flash Light” (performed by George Clinton, William “Bootsy” Collins, Sativa, Eddie M, Sheila E., and Snoop Dogg)
“Caruso” (performed by Julio Iglesias)
Ashford & Simpson
Medley: “You’re All I Need To Get By”/”Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (performed by Valerie Simpson and Kenny Lattimore)
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