Brandi Carlile, Cyndi Lauper, Cynthia Erivo, Yola and Laurie Anderson shall be among the many stars paying tribute to honorees like John Prine, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Philip Glass, Chicago and Philip Glass in “Great Performances: Grammy Salute to Music Legends,” set to air Oct. 16 on PBS.
The annual particular, now in its fifth yr, affords a fuller celebration of the Recording Academy’s lifetime achievement winners, after they’re acknowledged earlier within the yr in passing on the Grammys. The show is often recorded earlier than a stay viewers, however this yr’s, in fact, shall be filmed with the collaborating stars in distant areas.
Other performers on faucet for the show embrace Chris Isaak, the duo of Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires, Sam Moore, Leslie Odom, Jr. and Philip Bailey. Additional honorees embrace Roberta Flack, Isaac Hayes, mid-Twentieth-century expertise agent Frank Walker and the 40-year govt producer of the Grammy Awards telecast, producer Ken Ehrlich.
Set to air Oct, 16 at 9 p.m. ET (with variations in native listings), the particular makes use of a lot of the identical staff that has produced the Grammys through the years, minus honoree Ehrlich. David Wild is writing the particular, and David Horn is directing. Serving as producer is Mitch Owgang, with Horn and Branden Chapman on board as govt producers and Terry Lickona and Chantel Sausedo as co-producers.
Presenters embrace John Legend, LL Cool J, Rhiannon Giddens, Henry Rollins, Don Was, Joe Mantegna and Greg Phillinganes.
Archival materials by the honorees shall be featured as effectively. The full record of recent tribute performances (with the lifetime winners’ names in daring):
“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” — Performed by Cynthia Erivo
“Where Is The Love” — Performed by Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom, Jr.
“If You Leave Me Now” — Performed by Philip Bailey
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
“Up Above My Head, I Hear Music In The Air” — Performed by Yola
“Soul Man” / “I Thank You” / “You Don’t Know Like I Know” / “Hold On, I’m Comin’” / “You Got Me Hummin’” / “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby” — Performed by Sam Moore
“Gee Whiz” — Performed by Laurie Anderson
“Your Cheatin’ Heart” — Performed by Chris Isaak
“Time After Time” — Performed by Cyndi Lauper
“Storm Windows” — Performed by Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires
“I Remember Everything” — Performed by Brandi Carlile