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31 Jan 1993: Entertainer Michael Jackson sings at half-time during the Super Bowl X XVII game between the Buffalo Bills and the Dallas Cowboys at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The Cowboys won 52-17. Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart /Allsport

This year’s Grammy Awards will be presented at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday April 3rd.  It seems that the television special has become all about the performances in order to attract a larger audience.  But, during the 80s, there were some very memorable performances.  Here are some we’ve chosen, in no particular order.

February 24, 1982:  Diana Ross and Lionel Richie performed their monster duet, “Endless Love” in the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

February 28, 1984:  “The Godfather of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Chuck Berry, was joined on stage by blues legends Stevie Ray Vaughn and George Thorogood for this memorable performance.

February 26, 1985:  The incomparable Tina Turner performed her huge comeback hit, “What’s Love Got To Do With It.”

February 25, 1986:  The newest pop and R&B star on the scene was Whitney Houston.  She performed her smash “Saving All My Love For You” from here debut album.

March 2, 1988:  The “King Of Pop” thrilled the audience in Radio City Music Hall in New York City, as well as television audiences around the world, with this electric performance of two songs from the album “Bad.”


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