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Naughty By Nature, Ry Cooder and Kris Kristofferson are among the artists performing tributes to the 2016 recipients of The Recording Academy's Special Merit Awards that will air 10/14 on PBS.

Grammy Salute To Music Legends, a first-time event, will feature tributes to Ruth Brown, Celia Cruz, Earth, Wind & Fire, Herbie Hancock, Jefferson Airplane, Linda Ronstadt, Run DMC, John Cage, Monument Records founder Fred Foster and Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz. The Airplane’s Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady and Marty Balin reunited for the concert filmed at the Dolby Theater in April; other performers include Earth, Wind & Fire, Shelby Lynne and JD Souther.

Here’s the full lineup:

Linda Ronstadt
"Faithless Love" (JD Souther); "Gritenme Piedras Del Campo" (Lila Downs with Mariachi Los Camperos De Nati Cano); "Blue Bayou" (Martina McBride with Souther)

Fred Foster
"Me And Bobby McGee" (Kris Kristofferson with Shelby Lynne); "Oh, Pretty Woman" (Lynne)

John Cage
"Water Walk" (Anthony Parce); "The Wonderful Widow Of Eighteen Springs" (J'Nai Bridges)

Ruth Brown
"(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean" (Patti Austin)

Jefferson Airplane
"Somebody To Love" (JA); Medley: "Embryonic Journey"/"Come Back Baby" (JA)

Celia Cruz
"Guantanamera" and "Quimbara" (Andy García and The CineSon All Stars with Lucrecia)

Medley: "King Of Rock"/"Rock Box"/"Peter Piper"/"My Adidas"/"It's Tricky"/"Beats To The Rhyme" (Naughty By Nature)

Chris Strachwitz
"Blues Won't Let Me Take My Rest" (Ry Cooder with Henry Gray); Medley: "Blues De Voyage"/"Magnolia Hop" (Magnolia Sisters with Cooder)

Herbie Hancock
"Nuance" (Herbie Hancock with Wayne Shorter)

Earth, Wind & Fire
Medley: Intro/"Shining Star"/"Celebrate"/"In the Stone"/"Fantasy"/"September" (EWF with David Foster) "That's The Way Of The World" (EWF)