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GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends Attendees


The Recording Academy™ honored its 2019 Special Merit Awards recipients with “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®,” an awards ceremony and live tribute concert that took place on May 11, 2019 that will premiere on Great Performances on PBS.

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; and Saul Walker is the Technical GRAMMY® Award recipient. Also being honored is Jeffery Redding, this year’s recipient of the Music Educator Award™.

The star-studded event will include appearances by:

Black Sabbath


George Clinton

Dionne Warwick

Sam Moore

Lou Adler

Valerie Simpson

Johnny Mandel

Garth Brooks

William “Bootsy” Collins

Snoop Dogg

Sheila E

Johnny Mathis

Patti Austin

Cheech & Chong

Rival Sons

Gregory Porter

Lalah Hathaway

Kenya Hathaway

Jessie Mueller

Fernando Varela


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