James Brown and Luciano Pavarotti

I was fascinated by this collaborative performance of "Man's World." I guess I'm not the only one, because the YouTube video has 3+ million views on it. The performance must have been fairly recent, because both of them look like the reanimated dead. I waited in line for a day in 1988 to see Mao's pickled corpse in Tiananmen Square and frankly he looked like he was in better shape after 12 years under glass than these two look under the stage lights. An electrifying performance, regardless! YouTube.

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Hark, a "lifeless piece of wax"?

Just so you know he gave this magnificent performance with pancreatic cancer, a few months before he died. You should thank him for letting us have it, although it must have been very hard for him.
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I've been forever looking for that Grammy(?) performance where Aretha Franklin stepped in for Pavarotti to do Ave Maria. He had to cancel for health reasons. Anybody have it?
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