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 12 months’s ceremony.
Previous to his efficiency, John Travolta took the stage to introduce him. “In this industry we have a rare luxury of getting to do what we love for a living and sometimes getting to do it with people that we come to love,” Travolta stated. “It’s only fitting that we celebrate those we lost.”
Of these departed abilities, Travolta stated, “They’ve touched our hearts, made us smile and became dear friends who we will always remain hopelessly devoted to.” As he delivered that final line, a reference to his Grease co-star Olivia Newton-John’s track “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” he noticeably choked up, pushing again tears. Newton-John, who topped the Billboard Sizzling 100 5 occasions, died final August on the age of 73. Travolta and Newton-John remained lifelong associates after starring within the smash 1978 movie Grease, which launched each of their careers into the stratosphere.
Kravitz carried out a chic, heartfelt rendition of “Calling All Angels” from his 2004 album Baptism. “Calling All Angels” was considered one of that album’s singles. Final fall, Kravitz lined Billboard alongside rising star Steve Lacy. The “Bad Habit” singer cites Kravitz as a profession inspiration, and the 2 mentioned every little thing from their favourite musicians to taking part in the drums.