I remember seeing this show and marveling at how incredible Aretha Franklin looked. Aretha had lost a LOT of weight and looked like a model. She hosted the show along with Glen Campbell and Helen Reddy, I believe. Franklin's latest album was one that most critics called a "dud," but it was not as bad as they said it was. YOU had some very nice tunes and Aretha sang one of the up tempo songs on the show, "It Only Happens When I Look At You" which you can view on Google Videos.
This show was done during a period when the "best" artist won the award, not the one who had sold the most records. All of the "award shows" today seem to be about who sold the most. And, then too, today, we have all that riff raft (hip/hop and rock junkies) parading on stage wearing God knows what. These shows are unfortunately freak shows now, with people showing up, just to be seen, not because they have any musical talent. This particular program shows you how MUCH award shows have changed. The audience is dress and looking good and the performers were polished and serious musicians.
Aretha, of course, is superb.
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