The Recording Academy and CBS are marking the 60th anniversary of the Grammys with a retrospective featuring epic moments from throughout the Grammy Awards‘ past 59 years. The Grammys Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special will air on CBS on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT and will include archival footage as well as special appearances by 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 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.
The 60th anniversary special was written by David Wild, produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures and Ron Basile, and executive produced by Ken Ehrlich.
Details on the Grammys Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special: “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.