Friday, February 11th, 2011

Mick Jagger Performing at The Grammys

This Sunday, Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger will perform live at the Grammy Awards for the first time in his career.  For a rock legend with such a storied career, it is hard to believe he has never performed on this stage. Jagger has appeared on a Grammy telecast once before, via satellite with The Rolling Stones during the 1986 show, when the band was given the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Mick Jagger will be performing the Grammy Awards annual “In Memoriam” tribute for musicians who have passed away in the last year.  He will be joined on stage by the soul singer Raphael Saadiq to specifically honor blues singer Solomon Burke who died this past October. The Rolling Stones have covered numerous Burke songs over the years, most notably “Cry to Me” and “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love.” Unfortunately, this time Jagger is the only Stone who’ll be paying tribute. Looks like we will just have to wait for the rumored 50th anniversary Rolling Stones tour before we see Mick Jagger and Keith Richards reunited on stage.

Mick Jagger will however be joined at the Grammys by a few past Ed Sullivan Show artists.  Along with contemporary artists Eminem and Lady Gaga, Ed Sullivan Show alums Barbra Streisand and Jim Henson’s Muppets will perform on stage at The Grammy’s.  Another musical legend, Bob Dylan, who actually walked out on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1963, will also be performing Sunday night. 

The Grammy Awards take place February 13 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.