Len Trievnor, Getty Images Looks like former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick…
- Posted on Feb 11th 2011 4:00PM by Steve Baltin
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"It is first time he's ever performed on the Grammy stage. Pretty stunning that is the case, isn't it?" Portnow asks Spinner.
So, how did it come to pass that Jagger, who's played everywhere from Fenway Park to the Super Bowl, is finally coming to music's biggest awards show?
"We do a segment called 'In Memoriam' because we lose so many wonderful people and we want to recognize that. When we saw that Solomon Burke passed we thought that maybe we'd wind up at the end of this segment with a musical tribute to Solomon," Portnow says. "If you think about Mick's generation, growing up in the UK, and how much most of those young musicians really idolized American R&B, soul, blues and so on, we thought this might be something that would resonate with Mick and it sure did. He was very quick to say 'I love that idea.'"
The 53rd Grammy Awards air at 8PM ET on Feb. 13 on CBS.
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