Great Performances: GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends

(Rochester, NY) – In collaboration with the Recording Academy™, Great Performances presents GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®, the fourth annual all-star concert offering a primetime spotlight for the Recording Academy’s 2019 Special Merit Awards recipients. The celebration and tribute concert premieres Friday, October 18, 2019 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

This year's Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Black Sabbath, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias, Sam & Dave and Dionne Warwick. Lou Adler, Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson and Johnny Mandel are Trustees Award honorees. Saul Walker is the Technical GRAMMY Award recipient. Jeffery Redding is also honored as this year's recipient of the Music Educator Award™, presented by the Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum®.

Four-time GRAMMY Award nominee Sheila E. hosts the star-studded evening with GRAMMY-nominated industry icon Greg Phillinganes as musical director. Presenters for the evening include GRAMMY winners Cheech & Chong and 16-time GRAMMY nominee Snoop Dogg.

This singular event, filmed on May 11, 2019 at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre, features rare performances by both the honorees and artists they’ve inspired with never-before-seen renditions of their classic songs. GRAMMY nominee Snoop Dogg salutes Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic; two-time GRAMMY winner Garth Brooks honors Sam Moore; five-time GRAMMY winner Lalah Hathaway and Kenya Hathaway pay tribute to their father Donny; past Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Johnny Mathis honors Warwick; and two-time GRAMMY winner Gregory Porter pays tribute to Eckstein.

Photo: Dionne Warwick
Credit: Courtesy of Recording Academy™/ photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images © 2019

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