Grammy Flashback: Herbie Hancock's "Rockit" In 1984

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herbie Grammy Flashback: Herbie Hancock's "Rockit" In 1984

Herbie Hancock at the 2003 Grammys - Getty Images/ Mark Mainz

The 53rd GRAMMY Awards ceremony is February 13, 2011, with [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Justin Bieber[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Usher[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lady Gaga[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Muse[/lastfm] among those scheduled to perform. But even though the future is bright, it’s always fun to look back at the Grammys of past decades.

Today we’re highlighting [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Herbie Hancock[/lastfm]‘s “Rockit.” The performance caught on video below was part of the 1984 Grammys and featured pioneering turntablist [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Grand Mixer D.ST[/lastfm]. When highlighting this video, BoingBoing pointed out a small bonus worth keeping your eyes out for: [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Michael Jackson[/lastfm] and date Brooke Shields in the front row.

The original “Rockit” music video:

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