I started thinking about the Grammys after I found out about the Dead’s upcoming lifetime achievement award, and couldn’t help recall this performance from the 2005 show, a tribute to Janis Joplin by Joss Stone and Melissa Etheridge.
Wow. It was the first time I’d seen Joss Stone sing anything, and Melissa was making her first appearance since completing chemo treatments for breast cancer, and they absolutely nailed the songs. I was at work when this was on, and I remember standing in front of the televisions simply dumbfounded.
I mentioned a couple of days ago that the Grammys have never done much for me, but this … this was just one of the best musical performances I’ve ever seen, anywhere, at any time, by any performers. I’ll even go as far to call it the best thing that’s ever graced a Grammy broadcast.