HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — The man behind music’s biggest night now has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Ken Ehrlich has produced the Grammy Awards for more than three decades.
And on Wednesday, it was his turn to be celebrated. He was joined by Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, John Legend and LL Cool J as officials unveiled his new star, appropriately placed in the shadow of Hollywood’s historic Capitol Records building.
“These are not things you think about in the 10th grade, flunking physics, you know. It’s just a real thrill,” Ehrlich said. “I remember it like yesterday when Pierre Cossette said to me, ‘I’d like you to produce the Grammys’ in 1980. It’s been a great run.”
“Everything you’ve done for me in my career, and the way I’ve been able to grow in these recent years, has been, in large part, due to your faith in me and confidence in me,” LL Cool J said at the ceremony.
He’s also known for his philanthropic work, producing music specials to benefit Vietnam veterans, disaster victims and the fight against cancer.