Music’s biggest night is about to turn 60 and to celebrate this important milestone, The Recording Academy is all set to present a Grammy Awards retrospective – Grammys Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special – which will look back on some of the highly acclaimed award show’s most memorable moments.
The two-hour prime time special will air in the US on 24 November from 9 – 11 pm on CBS. It will take a behind-the-scenes look at the past 59 years of Grammys performances and history. Special segments will include reactions from Grammy producers and members of the music community following the tragic loss of Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin’s unexpected opera performance at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards and Paul McCartney bringing The Beatles’ legendary album, Abbey Road to the Grammy stage.
The program will also feature a host of archival footage, exclusive interviews, and special appearances from Grammy winners, including Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Dave Grohl, Elton John, Bruno Mars, Chris Martin, Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, U2, and Keith Urban.
“As we approach this milestone in Grammy history, we are excited to give music fans a glimpse into what artists, musicians, producers, set designers, and others do to make those unforgettable Grammy moments,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “This special will take audiences on a new journey as they relive those extraordinary moments that can only be seen on the Grammys.”
“Never before have we gathered all of Grammys greatest moments from more than a half-century of award shows for one prime time special,” said Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the Grammy Awards for the past 38 years. “When you see them put together in a parade of amazing clip montages interspersed with the stories behind the performances, it’s really pretty unbelievable.”