Mick Jagger will perform live on the Grammy Awards for the first time to pay tribute to one of his music idols, the late Solomon Burke. The Rolling Stones rocker will join Grammy winner Raphael Saadiq (2003 Best R& B Song, “Love of My Life”) and his band for a tuneful tribute to the soul singer/songwriter. Burke’s disc “Don’t Give Up On Me” won the the 2002 Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album (photo, right)
Jagger’s only appearance on the Grammys was a quarter of a century ago when he and the rest of the Stones accepted their lifetime achievement award, presented by Eric Clapton, via satellite from London.
The only competitve Grammys won by the group were in 1994 for Best Rock Album (“Voodoo Lounge”) and Best Short Form Music Video (“Love is Strong”) which was directed by current Oscar contender David Fincher (“The Social Network”).
The 53rd annual Grammy Awards air on CBS next Sunday, Feb. 13 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.