Paul Cavalconte, radio host on New York’s WFUV and WQXR, curator of The Vinyl Experience and Vinyl Jazz stations on iHeartRadio, and The Vinyl Experience Radio Show on prn.fm and rtds.ca.

Aretha performed Nessun Dorma a couple of days earlier at a salute to Pavarotti. She was at the Grammys to promote The Blues Brothers 2 on the night he fell ill. The producer knew that she had performed the aria recently and asked her to step in and do that as well.

@PaulCavalconte "Hey Nineteen, that's Retha Franklin...The Queen of Soul." 👑THANK YOU!!!
#SteelyDan salutes #ArethaFranklin !
Such Good Thinking🎶🎤
My 💔 Broken

Aretha Franklin Had Power. Did We Truly Respect It? via @NYTimes https://t.co/g7uQso7vbH

#Aretha Franklin sings Puccini's Nessun dorma. An electrifying moment from the 1998 Grammy Awards. @PaulCavalconte plays it at 5:10P today on @WQXR. And make sure you read @FredPlotkin's fantastic tribute here: https://t.co/VIdGWiQ5CP

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