GRAMMY Awards: 3 Unforgettable Moments
This Sunday marks the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, and when an award show’s been around that long, there are bound to be about a million standout moments.
That said, this list of GRAMMY moments is by no means exclusive, but it is one that we can firmly stand behind. See if your favorite moments in GRAMMY history align with ours below.
The White Stripes: 2004 GRAMMYs
After an introduction by Beck, The White Stripes played one of their most well-known songs, “Seven Nation Army.” But what made this a stand-out was the effortless transition into Son House’s “Death Letter.” Jack White is a blues machine, and the electric spin on this classic blues song is irresistible.
Radiohead: 2009 GRAMMYs
Radiohead went big for their first GRAMMY performance. We’re talking USC-marching-band big. Check out Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood performing “15 Step” with the marching band below. It’s incredible.
Elvis Costello, Dave Grohl, Bruce Springsteen, and Steven Van Zandt: 2003 GRAMMYs
Dave Grohl, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, and Steven Van Zandt played “London Calling” as a tribute to The Clash’s Joe Strummer, who had tragically passed away months before the show. The fact that this group of musicians were together on one stage is enough to make this a great moment, but pair that with the fact that the late Strummer won a GRAMMY that same night, and you’ve got one killer GRAMMY moment.
The GRAMMYs air live from the Staples Center this Sunday on CBS.