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"GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends" To Air On PBS Oct. 5
Watch the third annual "GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends" in collaboration with PBS' "Great Performances" series on Oct.5. The all-star concert will feature rare performances by honorees and special renditions by the artists they've inspired.
The tribute concert will honor the Academy's 2018 Special Merit Awards that include Tina Turner, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, The Meters, Queen, Seymour Stein, Tony Agnello and Richard Factor, Hal Blaine, and John Williams.
GRAMMY-winning gospel artist Yolanda Adams will be the master of ceremonies as never-before-seen performances take center stage including a performance by GRAMMY nominee Micky Dolenz alongside Diamond, GRAMMY winner and night honoree. Herb Alpert, eight-time GRAMMY winner, will honor legendary drummer Blaine, GRAMMY winner Sammy Hagar will pay tribute to Graham and Queen, GRAMMY nominee Ledisi will pay tribute to Jordan and three-time GRAMMY winner Trisha Yearwood will perform alongside Harris.
The Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement recognizes musical artists that have made significant contributions to the recording field. The Trustees Award honors areas outside of performance. The Technical GRAMMY Award recognizes people and companies who have made outstanding contributions of technical significance to the recording field.
This year's Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, the Meters, Queen, and Tina Turner. This year's Trustees Award honorees are Bill Graham, Sire Records co-founder Seymour Stein, and Academy Award-winning film composer John Williams. Technical GRAMMY Award recipients are Tony Agnello and Richard Factor. Melissa Salguero is this year's recipient of the Music Educator Award.
The concert will air at 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 (check your local listings) and will be available to stream the following day via pbs.org/gperf.