The Recording Academy™, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS have set the table for the upcoming 60th Annual Grammy Awards® with Grammy’s® Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special — a televised retrospective featuring epic moments from the past 59 years of Grammy® history. The primetime special will air on Friday, Nov. 24, from 9-11pm ET/PT, on CBS and CBS All Access.
The one-of-a-kind broadcast event will feature rare archival footage, exclusive interviews, and special appearances by multi-Grammy 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. Special segments will include reactions from Grammy producers and members of the music community following the tragic loss of Whitney Houston, Aretha’s unexpected opera performance at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards, and Paul McCartney bringing the Beatles’ legendary Abbey Road album to the Grammy stage.
“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.” Ken Ehrlich, Executive Producer of the Grammy Awards for the past 38 years, commented, “Never before have we gathered all of Grammy’s greatest moments from more than 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.”