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Vesta Williams died on September 22, 2011 at the age of 53. They also left out Etta James and Don Cornelius, but I guess that Alicia Keys/Bonnie Raitt duet was supposed to suffice along with that techno dance number at the end. This is what was posted from the Grammy's live feed:
11:11 p.m.: The Grammys appears to explain the Etta James omission from the memorial segment via Twitter: "Re: Etta James tribute was by Bonnie Raitt &No, WE did not miss it. YOU did. I think that is terrible, in poor taste, and a disgrace to her legacy and to her family. For them to leave all three of them out is unforgivable. I mean how hard is it to research and add a few more pictures? They wouldn't be so careless with a
@AliciaKeys at the top of the telecast & @ Questlove gave special attn to Don Cornelius." However, that still leaves the question of Vesta Williams....or did they include her, and we missed it?
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Hopefully, Vesta Williams will get her just recognition at the BET Honors that airs tonight. One thing I learned from last night, is that we have to stop waiting on other people to honor OUR greats. They don't let theirs die without honor, and neither should we. Let's learn to give people their flowers while they are alive.