Neil Diamond and The Monkees‘ Micky Dolenz are among the stars appearing on a new episode of the PBS series Great Performances focusing on the latest Grammy Salute to Music Legends event, premiering on October 5 at 9 p.m.; check local listings for air times in your area. Diamond, who was one of the evening’s honorees, teamed up with Dolenz for a rendition of the Neil-penned Monkees smash “I’m a Believer.”
The Grammy Salute to Music Legends, which celebrates the Recording Academy’s 2018 Special Merit Awards winners, took place July 14 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The annual gala features performances and tributes to this year’s Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Trustees Award and Technical Grammy Award honorees.
As previously reported, the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award honorees included Diamond, Queen, Tina Turner, country-folk great Emmylou Harris, New Orleans funk group The Meters, renowned studio drummer Hal Blaine and pioneering swing-era bandleader Louis Jordan; while this year’s Trustees Award recipients were late concert promoter Bill Graham, Sire Records founder Seymour Stein and acclaimed film composer and conductor John Williams.
In addition to Diamond and Dolenz, the special features performances by ex-Van Halen band mates Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony, Herb Alpert, Harris, The Meters, country singer Trisha Yearwood and others.
Here are the honorees featured on the Grammy Salute to Music Legends special, followed by the performers saluting them:
“Holly Holy” — Yolanda Adams
“I’m a Believer” — Micky Dolenz and Neil Diamond
“Sweet Caroline” — Neil Diamond
“Boulder to Birmingham” — Emmylou Harris
“Love and Happiness” — Emmylou Harris and Trisha Yearwood
“A Taste of Honey” — Herb Alpert
“Choo Choo Ch’Boogie”/”Let the Good Times Roll” — Ledisi
“What’s Love Got to Do with It”/”Proud Mary”/”The Best” — Sheléa
“Theme from Schindler’s List” — Anne Akiko Meyers, David Newman and the American Youth Symphony
“Air and Simple Gifts” — Los Angeles Philharmonic Quartet
“Cissy Strut”/”Fire on the Bayou” — The Meters
Bill Graham and Queen
“Right Now” — Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony
“We Will Rock You” — Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony
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