“GRAMMYS® GREATEST STORIES: A 60TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL”
TO BE BROADCAST FRIDAY, NOV. 24, ON CBS
Grammy Award-Winning Superstars 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 to Be Featured CBS, The Recording Academy® and AEG Ehrlich Ventures will celebrate GRAMMYS® GREATEST STORIES: A 60TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, the first all-encompassing retrospective packed with epic moments from the past 59 years of GRAMMY history, to be broadcast Friday, Nov. 24 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/ PT) on the CBS Television Network.
GRAMMYS® GREATEST STORIES: A 60TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL will feature rare archival footage, exclusive interviews and special appearances by multi-GRAMMY Award winners 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, among others.
The special will also take viewers behind the scenes of “Music’s Biggest Night®” over the last five decades and reveal secrets about the remarkable performances and unique “GRAMMY Moments” only seen on the GRAMMY Awards. 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 GRAMMY Awards”; and Paul McCartney bringing The Beatles’ legendary album Abbey Road to the GRAMMY stage, among others.
“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 the greatest moments of the GRAMMYS, from a half century of award shows for one primetime special, and 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,” said Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the GRAMMY Awards for the past 38 years.
GRAMMYS® GREATEST STORIES: A 60TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL continues the tradition of previous Emmy® Award-winning TV specials presented by CBS, The Recording Academy and AEG Ehrlich Ventures: “Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life – An All-Star GRAMMY Salute,”
“The Beatles: The Night That Changed America – A GRAMMY Salute,”
“Sinatra 100 – An All-Star GRAMMY Concert” and
“Stayin’ Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees.”
GRAMMYS® GREATEST STORIES: A 60TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer, Ron Basile is the producer and David Wild is the writer.