Grammys pay tribute to Ravi Shankar, Carole King, Temptations
“I was very excited to hear about the lifetime achievement award a week before my dad passed away, one day before he went into surgery,'' Shankar's daughter, Norah Jones, said in an email.
“He knew about it and was very happy, and also that he and my sister, Anoushka, were both nominated in the same category for a Grammy (this year) was a special thing as well. We all miss him and are very proud of him. I will forever be discovering and re-discovering his music from all walks of his long and amazing life.''
Jones and Anoushka Shankar's acceptance of their father's award Saturday afternoon at the Wilshire Ebert Theatre in Los Angeles was one of many memorable moments in the ceremony honoring performers and non-performers alike.
The crowd made a happy birthday video for Carole King, saluted husband-and-wife songwriters Marilyn and Alan Bergman on their 55th anniversary, and swooned as Charlie Haden paid tribute to his wife and family.
Shankar, singer-songwriter King and jazz bassist Haden were honored with lifetime achievement awards along with classical pianist Glenn Gould, who made his final public performance in the same theatre, blues guitarist Lightnin' Hopkins, The Temptations and pop singer
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