23 entertainers were list to perform Thursday, including big names like the Four Tops, Gladys Knight, Johnny Gill, Ron Isley and more. Gladys’ rep later clarified she wouldn’t be performing, but would be in attendance.
The Four Tops performed “Bernadette,” “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” and “Reach Out, I’ll Be There.”
It’s kind of a big deal these stars committed to the show because they’re all footing their own travel and lodging expenses, according to a document obtained by international medium TMZ. Clearly, these folks hold Aretha near and dear to their hearts to trek out to Michigan to do this.