Before the 2017 Grammys, we decided it was time to look back at some of the best performances ever…
Simon and Garfunkel: Sound of Silence, 2014
This one is special not only because of the song but because of the rarity of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel performing together at this point. Since breaking up in the ’70s, they had gotten back together for the enormous concert in Central Park in the early-’80s. This one was part of a tour that saw the two men reunited. And hearing this song performed so incredibly 36 years after it came out was truly amazing.
Paul McCartney and Nirvana: Cut Me Some Slack, 2008
Paul McCartney electrified the stage with the surviving members of Nirvana. And in his mid-60s, Paul stood firm in front of Dave Grohl, who went absolutely ballistic on the drum kit as Paul reached vocal heights that were reminiscent of his screeching amazingness on 1968’s ‘Helter Skelter.’
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunite, 2014
Paul and Ringo reunited at the Grammys in 2014 to recognize the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the Beatles in America. And of course, one of the songs the played was With A Little Help From My Friends. Seeing one Beatle perform is incredible, but seeing two at the same time? Life-changing.
Prince and the Revolution, 1985
Prince did his thing at the 1985 Grammys, tearing the stage apart as only he could. This was just a precursor to the ridiculous stage presence he kept displaying as his career continued.
Michael Jackson: The Way You Make Me Feel and Man In The Mirror, 1988
MJ. In his prime. Singing two of the most iconic songs ever and dancing as only he could. It doesn’t get better than this.