Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Clive Davis Sets 2nd Grammy Gala for May 15th with Paul Simon, Elton John, Dionne Warwick, Queen, Santana, More


Look at this release I just got. Holy moley! I’m just re-printing it because what I can say? Clive got over his Bell’s Palsy like a champ, and now he’s pulling out all the stops again! Zoom, zoom, zoom!

Entertainment royalty Elton John, Paul Simon, Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor, Joni Mitchell,  John Mellencamp, Carlos Santana, Rob Thomas, Berry Gordy, Dionne Warwick, Barry Manilow, Earth Wind & Fire, Slash, Dave Grohl,media icon Oprah Winfrey, four-time Grammy Award-winner H.E.R. and Billboard Number 1 Album star DaBaby will share some of their most intimate moments with the legendary Clive Davis on Saturday, May 15 when the “The Man With The Golden Ears” hosts PART II of his infamous “Pre-Grammy Gala.” The glittering event follows the extraordinary success of PART I which took place to rave reviews from around the world on January 30.   

PART I, which benefited MusicCares, featured Davis interviewing an unprecedented array of music icons and global superstars, including: Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Sean Combs, Jamie Foxx, Alicia Keys, Barry Gibb, Gladys Knight, Jennifer Hudson and John Legend.   The event was attended virtually via the Moment House streaming platform by more than 2,000 leaders from the worlds of music, film, television, sports, politics and business.  Attendees included: The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Cardi B, Offset, Quincy Jones, Megan Thee Stallion, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Cyndi Lauper, Cameron Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Cher, Casey Affleck, the Honorable Stacey Abrams, New York Yankees great C.C. Sabathia, and Ludacris.  

Davis said: “Part I was truly memorable… a special lifetime night.   You just won’t believe what we have in store for PART II.  I am deeply privileged to be joined by some of the greatest artists ever while paying tribute to several of the most electrifying live performances in music history.”

Similar to PART I, the second installment of the Pre-Grammy Gala – this time benefiting the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles – will celebrate some of the greatest live performances of all time.   As before, this highly anticipated and coveted list of performances, compiled exclusively by Davis, will be revealed during the event and will include never before seen footage.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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