Magazine article Variety

The Night I Almost Killed Ken Ehrlich

Magazine article Variety

The Night I Almost Killed Ken Ehrlich

Article excerpt

The work that goes into creating a live televised event on the scale of the Grammys is simply astonishing. Unless you happen to be a performer or a person who works behind the scenes, you cannot even begin to imagine what it takes to deliver a production of this kind. It's a massively complex team effort, with each technical contributor being poised to deliver their particular skill set at the highest level. It has to run flawlessly and there's absolutely no room for error.

In 1984. Eurythmies almost gave poor Ken Ehrlich a massive heart attack when we took to the stage with our band to perform "Sweet Dreams." (The song had been nominated for an award.) We'd already run through rehearsals several times and now the "real deal" live performance was just minutes away. The only problem was that Ken couldn't see me.

I was actually standing a few feet away from my mic stand, but to him I was nowhere to be seen and he was starting to panic. …

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