Rock legend Lenny Kravitz was current on the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood on Sunday (March 12) to carry out the In Memoriam musical accompaniment on the 2023 Oscars. Every year, the Academy Awards pay homage to cinematic legends, each behind and in entrance of the digicam, who’ve died because the final yr’s ceremony.
Previous to his efficiency, John Travolta took the stage to introduce him. “On this trade we have now a uncommon luxurious of attending to do what we love for a residing and typically attending to do it with people who we come to like,” Travolta stated. “It’s solely becoming that we have fun these we misplaced.”
Of these departed skills, Travolta stated, “They’ve touched our hearts, made us smile and have become pricey pals who we’ll all the time stay hopelessly dedicated to.” As he delivered that final line, a reference to his Grease co-star Olivia Newton-John’s track “Hopelessly Dedicated to You,” he noticeably choked up, pushing again tears. Newton-John, who topped the Billboard Sizzling 100 5 instances, died final August on the age of 73. Travolta and Newton-John remained lifelong pals after starring within the smash 1978 movie Grease, which launched each of their careers into the stratosphere.
Kravitz carried out a sublime, heartfelt rendition of “Calling All Angels” from his 2004 album Baptism. “Calling All Angels” was one in all that album’s singles. Final fall, Kravitz coated Billboard alongside rising star Steve Lacy. The “Unhealthy Behavior” singer cites Kravitz as a profession inspiration, and the 2 discussed all the pieces from their favourite musicians to enjoying the drums.