The Powerful History Of The Grammy Performance Everyone's Talking About

February 10, 2015 8:30 PM

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Though Beyoncé’s powerful performance at Sunday’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles has gotten everybody talking, few have mentioned the origins of “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,” the iconic gospel anthem the “Drunk in Love” performer sang.

Aretha Franklin performed the hymn at King's memorial service, then again at Jackson’s funeral in Chicago in 1972. A number of other well-known artists, including Nina Simone, Al Green, Mavis Staples and Gladys Knight, went on to record their own versions.

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