Grammys: Watch Brittany Howard, Chris Martin, Lionel Richie, Brandi Carlile & Silk Sonic Play 2021 ‘In Memoriam’ Segment


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As is customary for every Grammys broadcast, several artists participated in the In Memoriam segment during Sunday night’s CBS broadcast of the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, paying homage to some of the biggest musical names lost in the past year (or so).

Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen (who passed in October) was honored with this powerful image of his guitar, alone, in the middle of the stage as clips of his six-string prowess played on the P.A.:

Specifically, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes and Coldplay’s Chris Martin teamed up for a rousing performance of “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” in memory of Gerry Marsden of Gerry & the Pacemakers, who passed away in early January.

With their new project Silk Sonic, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak toasted Little Richard (who passed in May) with a medley of “Long Tall Sally” and “Good Golly, Miss Molly”:

Lionel Richie paid his respects to his friend, Kenny Rogers (who died in March) with “Lady,” Rogers’ 1980 single penned by Ritchie:

Tasked with honoring John Prine (who died in April), Brandi Carlile turned in an amazing rendition of “I Remember Everything,” the final song recorded by the country icon that became his very first No. 1 single after his passing:

For more on the many notable music luminaries we lost in 2020, click here for Rock Cellar’s memorial piece.


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