On the cusp of the big awards show on Sunday night, February 8th, there is no better way to cure Grammy fever than a trip to the Grammy Museum.
So Cal Life Magazine did just that, with an exclusive invitation to an intimate evening with five-time Grammy winner B.J. Thomas in the cozy 200-seat Clive Davis Theater located on the second floor of the museum.
After a delightful Q & A with the velvet-voiced performer – which revealed that he was actually Elvis Presley’s favorite singer – Thomas indulged the small crowd by singing some of his biggest hits like “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Rock and Roll Lullaby”, “Hooked on a Feeling” and of course his Academy Award-winning song “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” from “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”
“ I understand that Burt Bacharach wrote the lyrics and composed the melody to ‘Raindrops’ for Bob Dylan,” Thomas told SoCal Life before the concert. Dylan is being honored this year as the Grammy MusiCares Person of the Year.
“ I’m not sure that he ever got it to Bob, but I ended up with it and now it’s in the Hall of Fame,” Thomas shared proudly.
You don’t need a ticket to the main event to feel part of the celebration. The museum is located next to the show’s venue, the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles and hosts a variety of exhibits and events that make you feel part of the entire Grammy experience. The Clive Davis Theater is an intimate state-of-the-art theater open to the public for special events.
For more info and calendar of events and exhibits, go to: www.grammymuseum.org
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast on CBS stations Sunday, February 8th beginning at 8pm.
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