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10 Classic Grammy Awards Performances

From Radiohead to Michael Jackson, relive great moments from 1988 on

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From Radiohead to Michael Jackson, we look back at 10 great Grammy performances from 1988 on.

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From starmaking turns to epic collaborations, the Grammy Awards has hosted dozens of standout performances over the years. Here we look back at 10 of the most memorable from the Eighties through the Aughts.

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Kanye West and Jamie Foxx ­ (2006)

Kanye West and Jamie Foxx played "the national anthem" (AKA "Gold Digger") at the 2006 Grammy's with a marching band.

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Paul McCartney, Jay-Z and Chester Bennington (2006)

The Grey Album practically came to life at the 2006 Grammy's when Paul McCartney, Jay-Z and Linkin Park played a mash-up of "Yesterday" and "Numb/Encore."

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Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and Dave Grohl (2003)

Months after Joe Strummer's shocking death, a one-time only supergroup of Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and Dave Grohl did this smoking version of "London Calling."


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U2 (2002)

The 2002 Grammy's opened up with U2 performing "Walk On." They won four awards that night, including Record Of The Year and Best Rock Album.

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Elton John and Eminem (2001)

Eminen proved he wasn't a homophobe by bringing out Elton John to sing "Stan" with him at the 2001 Grammy's, which was probably the most talked about musical moment of the year.

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Bob Dylan (1998)

Bob Dylan is such a pro that he barely flashes a grin when Michael Portnoy (AKA Soy Bomb) began crazily dancing during his performance of "Love Sick" at the 1998 Grammy's.

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Michael Jackson (1988)

Paul Simon and  U2 won big at the 1988 Grammy's, but Michael Jackson had the performance of the night with "The Way You Make Me Feel" and "Man in the Mirror."

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