PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA, THE: THE PALEY HONORS IN HOLLYWOOD: A GALA CELEBRATING MUSIC ON TELEVISION {2018 LOS ANGELES GALA} {LONG VERSION}

Summary

This fifth annual gala event, held at Beverly Wiltshire Hotel in Los Angeles, celebrates the history of musical performances and achievements in television. The evening opens as host Maureen Reidy (president and CEO, The Paley Center for Media) offers opening remarks and welcomes Gene Simmons of KISS, who shares a funny story about a past encounter with the evening's honoree, Ringo Starr, and then introduces a series of memorable music moments from awards shows, including: Alicia Keys, Dave Grohl and Elton John on "Grammys Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special" (2017); "37th American Music Awards" (2009), Stevie Wonder at the "Ninth American Music Awards" (1982); Marvin Gaye at the 25th Grammy Awards (1983); Michael Jackson at the 30th Grammy Awards (1988); KISS at the MTV Video Music Awards (1996); Ringo Starr at "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles" (2014); Madonna at the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards; Madonna, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards; Spears at the MTV Video Music Awards (2001); Christina Aguilera, Pink, Lil Kim and Mya at the 44th Grammy Awards (2002); Lady Gaga at the 37th American Music Awards (2009); Pink at the 56th Grammy Awards (2014); Idina Menzel at the 86th Academy Awards (2014); Jennifer Holliday at the 36th Tony Awards (1982); Adele at the 85th Academy Awards (2013); Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, Steve Van Zandt and Elvis Costello at the 45th Grammy Awards (2003); Mick Jagger, Fergie and U2 at the 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert (2009); Santana and Juanes at the Billboard Latin Music Awards (2015); Tom Petty, Prince, Steve Winwood and Jeff Lynne at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2004); Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Ray Charles at the 25th Grammy Awards (1983); Snoop Dogg, Pharrell, Justin Timberlake and Charlie Wilson at the BET Awards (2013); Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand at the 22nd Grammy Awards (1980); Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu and Chaka Khan at the BET Awards (2007); Puff Daddy and Sting at the MTV Video Music Awards (1997); Elton John and Eminem at the 43rd Grammy Awards (2001); Ricky Martin at the 41st Grammy Awards (1999) and "The Latin Explosion" (2015); J Balvin and Pharrell Williams at the 17th Latin Grammy Aawrds (2016); Shakira and Wyclef Jean at the MTV Video Music Awards (2006); Celia Cruz at Premio Lo Nuestro (2001); Selena at Premio Lo Nuestro (1993); Sheila E. at the NCLR ALMA Awards (2007); Jennifer Lopez at the Billboard Latin Music Awards (2018); Gloria Estefan at the 18th American Music Awards (1991); Roy Rogers and Dale Evans at the 2nd CMA Awards (1968); Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton at the 17th CMA Awards (1983); Brad Paisley at the 44th CMA Awards (2010); Blake Shelton at the 51st ACM Awards (2016); Miranda Lambert at the 52nd ACM Awards (2017); Alan Jackson at the 35th CMA Awards (2001); Jennifer Hudson at the BET Awards (2016); the cast of "Hamilton" at the 70th Tony Awards (2016); Kendrick Lamar at the 60th Grammy Awards (2018); Macklemore and Ryan Lewis at the 56th Grammy Awards (2014); Kesha at the 60th Grammy Awards (2018); and John Legend and Common at the 87th Academy Awards (2015).

Next, television judge and producer Nigel Lythgoe ("Pop Idol," American Idol," "So You Think You Can Dance") takes the stage and discusses the history of musical performances in scripted shows, in reality programs like the wildly successful "Idol" franchise, and in live televised musicals. He then introduces a series of clips including "Fame" (1982); "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (2015); "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (2001); "Glee" (2009); "High School Musical" (2006); "Riverdale" (2018); "Nashville" (2014); "Greenleaf" (2018); "Pose" (2018); "Power" (2015); "Empire" (2017); "MTV Unplugged" featuring Eric Clapton (1992), R.E.M. (1991), Mariah Carey (1992) and Nirvana (1993); Snoop Dogg at "Showtime at the Apollo" (2018); Ted Mack on "The Original Amateur Hour" (1953); Britney Spears on "Star Search" (1992), Danielle Bradbery on "The Voice" (2013); "The Four: Battle For Stardom" (2018); "La Voz Kids" (2013); "Best. Cover. Ever." (2018); "American Idol" featuring Carrie Underwood (2005), Adam Lambert (2009) and Kelly Clarkson (2002); "The Sound of Music Live" (2013); "The Wiz Live!" (2015); "Grease Live!" (2016); "Hairspray Live!" (2016) and "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" (2018).

Legendary Motown producer Berry Gordy takes the stage to discuss the evening's other Paley Icon Award honoree, Michael Jackson, commenting on his early days as a child performer with his siblings in the Jackson 5, who enjoyed a string of hit records and a cartoon series, his iconic 1983 performance at the "Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever" special, at which he debuted his now-famous "moonwalk" dance, his many successful solo albums and singles, his innovative approach to music videos, including the 13-minute short film accompanying the song "Thriller," and his performance at the Super Bowl XXVII halftime show, among other milestones. A series of clips from a variety of Jackson's interviews, performances and awards presentations are then shown.

Derek Hough of "Dancing With the Stars" comments on music's impact on variety and talk shows, including hosts Ed Sullivan and Dick Clark's efforts to further racial equality by integrating their shows and highlighting diverse performers. Clips shown include The Beatles (1964) and Elvis Presley (1956) on "The Ed Sullivan Show"; Diane Ross and The Supremes on "Hullabaloo" (1965); "The Nat 'King' Cole Show" (1957); "The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show" (1966); "The Dean Martin Show" (1965); "The Bobby Darin Show" (1973); Dionne Warwick on "The Kraft Music Hall" (1970); "The Frank Sinatra Show" (1958); Louis Armstrong (1965), Nancy Sinatra (1966) and Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass with Barrie Chase (1966) on "The Hollywood Palace"; Tony Bennett on "Star of the Family" (1951); Streisand and Judy Garland on "The Judy Garland Show" (1963); "American Bandstand" featuring Little Richard (1965), the Village People (1979), Madonna (1984), Ike and Tina Turner on "Soul Train" (1972); Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash (1969) and Joni Mitchell (1969) on "The Johnny Cash Show" (1969); Pearl Bailey on "The Andy Williams Show" (1963); Ella Fitzgerald and Dinah Shore on "The Dinah Shore Chevy Show" (1959); Cher and Carol Burnett on "The Carol Burnett Show" (1975); Glen Campbell on "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" (1968); Donny and Marie Osmond on "Donnie and Marie" (1977); Dolly Parton on "Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters" (1980); ABBA (1976) and Kiss (1979) on "The Midnight Special"; Wiz Khalifa on "106 & Park" (2014); The Rolling Stones (1978), Elvis Costello (1978), and Childish Gambino (2018) on "Saturday Night Live"; John Lennon and Chuck Berry on "The Mike Douglas Show" (1972); Julio Iglesias and Johnny Carson (1984) and Bette Midler (1992) on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson"; Whitney Houston on "The Merv Griffin Show" (1983); the cast of "Cheers" on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" (1993); Sonny Bono and Cher on "Late Night With David Letterman" (1987), Bill Clinton on "The Arsenio Hall Show" (1992); Joe Walsh on "Conan" (2016); Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (2011); James Corden and Paul McCartney on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" (2018); and John Legend on "Oprah's Next Chapter" (2013).

"American Idol" winner Adam Lambert then highlights music specials and events shown to wide audiences around the world, including Leonard Bernstein on "New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts" (1958); "Elvis: The '68 Comeback Special" (1968); Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo and José Carreras on "Great Performances: The Three Tenors: Paris" (1998); conductor Gustavo Dudamel and The Los Angeles Philharmonic on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" (2016); The Beatles on "Our World" (1967); "Motown 25"; Aretha Franklin at The 38th Kennedy Center Honors (2015); "We Are the World" (1985); Band Aid (1984); The Highwaymen at Farm Aid (1985); Mick Jagger & Tina Turner and Queen at Live Aid (1985); Coldplay at Live 2012; Jennifer Lopez at "One Voice: Somos Live!" (2017); Elton John on "ABC News Special: Funeral for Princess Diana" (1997); McCartney on "The Concert for New York City" (2001); Streisand in "A Happening at Central Park" (1967); Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel in "Standing Room Only: The Concert in Central Park" (1981); "Diana Ross: Live in Central Park" (1983); Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett in "Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall" (1962); the "controversial" Petula Clark and Harry Belafonte duet on the "Petula Clark Special" (1968); Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim on "Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim" (1967); "Great Performances: Wynton Marsalis: Blues and Swing" (1989); Miles Davis and John Coltrane on "The Robert Herridge Theater: The Sound of Miles Davis" (1960); Billie Holiday on "The Sound of Jazz" (1957); "Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music" (1982); "Tito Puente Roast" (1979); Springsteen at Super Bowl XLIII (2009); Katy Perry at Super Bowl XLIX (2015); Beyoncé at Super Bowl 50 (2016); Super Bowl XXVII (1993); U2 at Super Bowl XXXVI (2002); Prince at Super Bowl XLI (2007); and a series of performances of "The Star-Spangled Banner," including The Dixie Chicks at Super Bowl XXXVII (2003); José Feliciano at the 1968 World Series; Mariah Carey at Super Bowl XXXVI (2002); Lady Gaga at Super Bowl 50 (2016); Beyoncé at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration; Marvin Gaye at the 1983 NBA All-Star Game; Marc Anthony at the NBA Finals (2011); Jimi Hendrix as seen in "Woodstock: Now and Then" (2009); Luther Vandross at Super Bowl XXXI (1997); and Whitney Houston at Super Bowl XXV (1991).

Singer Sheila E. then takes the stage to honor Starr and discusses his long career, starting with his early "Beatlemania" days and touching upon his nine Grammy Awards, his dual spots in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, his 19 solo studio albums, appearances in 15 films, his 1971 Academy Award for the score of "Let It Be," his 1989 Emmy Award nomination for his role as "Mr. Conductor" on the kids' series "Shining Time Station," his three published books, and his recent knighting by Prince William. Starr takes the stage and offers an acceptance speech, recalling his first-ever trip to America, in which Ed Sullivan took a chance on The Beatles, then largely unknown in the U.S., and joking about how he is "still doing it" at age 78 and has no plans to retire from music.

Next, Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child highlights TV's most memorable theme songs and scores, including "I Love Lucy"; "The Mickey Mouse Club"; "Peter Gunn"; "77 Sunset Strip"; "The Dick Van Dyke Show"; "The Twilight Zone"; "I Dream of Jeannie"; "The Monkees"; "The Flintstones"; "The Jetsons"; "Batman"; "Sesame Street"; "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood"; "The Andy Griffith Show"; "The Beverly Hillbillies"; "The Odd Couple"; "The Addams Family"; "Gilligan's Island"; "The Brady Bunch"; "The Partridge Family"; "Star Trek"; "Mission: Impossible"; "Hawaii Five-O"; "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"; "All in the Family"; "Sanford and Son"; "Maude"; "The Jeffersons"; "Happy Days"; "Laverne & Shirley"; "The Rockford Files"; "Hill Street Blues"; "M.A.S.H."; "Welcome Back, Kotter"; "The Love Boat"; "Dallas"; "Cheers"; "Frasier"; "The Golden Girls"; "Jeopardy!"; "The Simpsons"; "South Park"; "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"; "Law & Order"; "Friends"; "Will & Grace"; "Sex and the City"; "The West Wing"; "The Office"; "The Big Bang Theory"; "Orange is the New Black"; "The X-Files"; "Outlander"; "Mad Men"; "The Sopranos"; "The Walking Dead"; and "Game of Thrones."

Lastly, Billy Porter and Mj Rodriguez of the show "Pose" celebrate the impact of music videos, featuring clips of the following: The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" (1979); Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" (1983); Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" (1983); Madonna's "Material Girl" (1984); Wham!'s "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" (1984); Huey Lewis and the News' "The Heart of Rock and Roll" (1984); Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" (1986); A-ha's "Take On Me" (1984); Dire Straits' "Money For Nothing" (1985); The Cars' "You Might Think" (1984); Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love" (1986); David Bowie's "Let's Dance" (1983); Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark" (1984); Run DMC and Aerosmith's "Walk This Way" (1986); Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation" (1989); Michael Jackson's "Black or White" (1991); Prince's "When Doves Cry" (1984); Madonna's "Like a Prayer" (1989); Bon Jovi's "Livin' On a Prayer" (1986); Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire" (1989); Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (1991); 2Pac and Dr. Dre's "California Love" (1995); Eminem's "Without Me" (2002); Kanye West's "Touch the Sky" (2006); P. Diddy's "Bad Boy For Life" (2001); 50 Cent's "In Da Club" (2003); OutKast's "Hey Ya!" (2003); No Doubt's "Hey Baby" (2001); Ricky's Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca" (1999); Shakira's "Whenever, Wherever" (2001); Jennifer Lopez's "Jenny From the Block" (2002); Daddy Yankee's "Gasolina" (2004); Pitbull and Christina Aguilera's "Feel This Moment" (2013); Spears' "...Baby One More Time" (1998); Destiny Child's "Bootylicious" (2000); Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" (2011); Shania Twain's "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" (1999); Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" (2009); Faith Hill's "Breathe" (1999); Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" (2013); Beyoncé's "Hold Up" (2016); Rihanna's "We Found Love" (2011); Katy Perry's "California Gurls" (2010); Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" (2017); Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" (2014); Psy's "Gangnam Style" (2012); Pharrell Williams' "Happy" (2013); Starr's "Give More Love" (2017); Drake's "In My Feelings" (2018); Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" (2014); Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling" (2016); and "Thriller."

Reidy then closes the program and previews the upcoming May 2019 New York gala, honoring LGBTQ accomplishments in television.

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CREDITS

    • Maureen Reidy … Host
    • Gene Simmons … Guest
    • Nigel Lythgoe … Guest
    • Berry Gordy … Guest
    • Derek Hough … Guest
    • Adam Lambert … Guest
    • Sheila E. (see also: Sheila Escovedo) … Guest
    • Michelle Williams … Guest
    • Billy Porter … Guest
    • Mj Rodriguez … Guest
    • Ringo Starr … Honoree
    • Michael Jackson … Honoree
    • 2Pac (see also: Tupac Shakur)
    • 50 Cent (see also: Curtis Jackson)
    • ABBA
    • Adele
    • Aerosmith
    • Christina Aguilera
    • A-Ha
    • Herb Alpert
    • Julie Andrews
    • Marc Anthony
    • Louis Armstrong
    • Erykah Badu
    • Pearl Bailey
    • Beatles, The
    • Harry Belafonte
    • Tony Bennett
    • Leonard Bernstein
    • Chuck Berry
    • Bon Jovi
    • Sonny Bono
    • David Bowie
    • Danielle Bradbery
    • Bruno Mars (see also: Peter Hernandez)
    • Buggles, The
    • Carol Burnett
    • Glen Campbell
    • Mariah Carey
    • José Carreras
    • Cars, The
    • Johnny Carson
    • Johnny Cash
    • Ray Charles
    • Barrie Chase
    • Cher
    • Childish Gambino (see also: Donald Glover)
    • Eric Clapton
    • Dick Clark
    • Petula Clark
    • Kelly Clarkson
    • Bill Clinton
    • Coldplay
    • Nat "King" Cole
    • John Coltrane
    • Common (see also: Lonnie Lynn)
    • James Corden
    • Elvis Costello
    • Celia Cruz
    • Miley Cyrus
    • Daddy Yankee (see also: Ramón Rodríguez)
    • Bobby Darin
    • Miles Davis
    • Sammy Davis Jr.
    • Destiny's Child
    • Neil Diamond
    • Dire Straits
    • Dixie Chicks, The
    • Plácido Domingo
    • Drake (see also: Aubrey Graham)
    • Dr. Dre (see also: Andre Young)
    • Gustavo Dudamel
    • Bob Dylan
    • Eminem (see also: Marshall Mathers)
    • Gloria Estefan
    • Dale Evans
    • Eurythmics
    • Jimmy Fallon
    • José Feliciano
    • Fergie (see also: Stacy Ann Ferguson)
    • Ella Fitzgerald
    • Luis Fonsi
    • Aretha Franklin
    • Peter Gabriel
    • Lady Gaga (see also: Stefani Germanotta)
    • Art Garfunkel
    • Judy Garland
    • Marvin Gaye
    • Dave Grohl
    • Jimi Hendrix
    • Highwaymen, The
    • Faith Hill
    • Jennifer Holliday
    • Billie Holiday
    • Huey Lewis and the News
    • Lena Horne
    • Whitney Houston
    • Jennifer Hudson
    • Julio Iglesias
    • J Balvin (see also: José Balvin)
    • Jackson 5, The
    • Alan Jackson
    • Janet Jackson
    • Mick Jagger
    • Wyclef Jean
    • Antonio Carlos Jobim
    • Billy Joel
    • Elton John
    • Juanes
    • Kesha
    • Wiz Khalifa
    • Chaka Khan
    • KISS
    • Beyoncé Knowles
    • Lady Antebellum
    • Kendrick Lamar
    • Miranda Lambert
    • Cyndi Lauper
    • John Legend
    • John Lennon
    • Jerry Lee Lewis
    • Ryan Lewis
    • Little Richard (see also: Richard Penniman)
    • Jennifer Lopez
    • Los Angeles Philharmonic, The
    • Jeff Lynne
    • Ted Mack
    • Macklemore (see also: Benjamin Haggerty)
    • Madonna
    • Wynton Marsalis
    • Dean Martin
    • Ricky Martin
    • Paul McCartney
    • Idina Menzel
    • Bette Midler
    • Joni Mitchell
    • Nirvana
    • No Doubt
    • Donny Osmond
    • Marie Osmond
    • OutKast
    • Robert Palmer
    • Brad Paisley
    • Dolly Parton
    • Luciano Pavarotti
    • Katy Perry
    • Tom Petty
    • Pitbull (see also: Armando Pérez)
    • Elvis Presley
    • Prince (see also: Prince Rogers Nelson)
    • Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
    • Psy (see also: Park Jae-sang)
    • Tito Puente
    • Puff Daddy (see also: Sean Combs; P. Diddy)
    • Queen
    • R.E.M.
    • Rihanna (see also: Rihanna Fenty)
    • Kenny Rogers
    • Roy Rogers
    • Rolling Stones, The
    • Diana Ross
    • Run DMC
    • Carlos Santana
    • Selena (see also: Selena Quintanilla-Pérez)
    • Shakira (see also: Shakira Ripoll)
    • Blake Shelton
    • Dinah Shore
    • Paul Simon
    • Frank Sinatra
    • Nancy Sinatra
    • Sting (see also: Gordon Sumner)
    • Snoop Dogg (see also: Calvin Broadus)
    • Britney Spears
    • Bruce Springsteen
    • Barbra Streisand
    • Ed Sullivan
    • Supremes, The
    • Taylor Swift
    • Tijuana Brass, The
    • Justin Timberlake
    • Ike Turner
    • Tina Turner
    • Shania Twain
    • U2
    • Carrie Underwood
    • Steve Van Zandt
    • Luther Vandross
    • Village People, The
    • Joe Walsh
    • Dionne Warwick
    • Kanye West
    • Wham!
    • Pharrell Williams
    • Charlie Wilson
    • Steve Winwood
    • Stevie Wonder