Tonight at the 2022 Grammys, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt, and Rachel Zegler sang some of Stephen Sondheim’s most lauded works, including pieces from Cats and West Side Story, during the “In Memoriam” segment. The performance opened with a tribute to late Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins, who had been scheduled to perform but died just a week before the ceremony.
The piece also honored DMX, Meat Loaf, Ronnie Spector, Mark Lanegan, Shock G, Virgil Abloh, Biz Markie, Rusty Young, Connie Bradley, Stonewall Jackson, Roger Hawkins, Betty Davis, Gary Brooker (Procol Harum), ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill, Greg Tate, Elliot Mazer, Bobbie Nelson, Sarah Dash, Young Dolph, Nanci Griffith, Paddy maloney (Chieftans), Jim Steinman, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Wanda Young, Charlie Watts, Robbie Shakespeare, Don Everly, the Gap Band’s Ronnie Wilson, the Monkees’ Michael Nesmith, James Mtume, Tom T. Hall, Michael Lang, and more.
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