February 11, 1993 |
Mark your calendars for Feb. 24. With more than 80 music categories covering everything from classical to rap, this year's Grammy awards ceremony, to be televised locally by KCBS, Channel 2, promises plenty of excitement.
March 2, 1994 |
And the winner again . . . Whitney Houston. Although the scene may have shifted from the American Music Awards last month in Los Angeles to the Grammy Awards here on Tuesday night, the result was the same. Houston, whose success with the massive hit "I Will Always Love You" earned her an armful of awards in the fan-based American Music Awards, walked away with three more major Grammys.
February 11, 2012 |
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band ripped through a brawny version of his new protest song, "We Take Care of Our Own," Friday at the Staples Center during a Grammy Awards rehearsal. Springsteen and his band - now, sadly, moving forward without the late Clarence Clemons - played with a 14-piece string section and plenty of guitar thunder while another Grammy performer, crooner Tony Bennett, watched from the floor. In gray jeans, a dark V-neck shirt and a necklace laden with silver charms, the rock icon kicked off the number with the words "Let's make some noise," executed it with plenty of guitar windmills then jumped atop an amp for the song's finale.
February 25, 1993
"I just feel incredibly guilty. The one person I want to thank is my son for the love he gave me and the song he gave me." Eric Clapton, accepting the record of the year award, his sixth award of the evening. * "I hope this puts to rest another rumor that's been in the press for years. . .Me and Janet really are two different people." Michael Jackson hugging sister Janet. * "May I take the time to put an end to another rumor. We are two different people."
February 26, 1992
GENERAL Record of the year: "Unforgettable," Natalie Cole (producer, David Foster). Album of the year: "Unforgettable," Natalie Cole. Song of the year: "Unforgettable," Irving Gordon. New artist: Marc Cohn. POP Pop vocal performance, female: "Something to Talk About" (single), Bonnie Raitt. Pop vocal performance, male: "When a Man Loves a Woman" (single), Michael Bolton. Pop performance by a duo or group with vocal: "Losing My Religion" (single), R.E.M.
January 12, 1989 |
Singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman and vocal gymnast Bobby McFerrin led the nomination list for the 31st annual Grammy awards today, with six for Chapman and five for McFerrin. Chapman, whose self-titled debut album was a surprise hit in 1988, was nominated for her record "Fast Car," among other nominations. McFerrin, whose "Don't Worry, Be Happy" was the first song without instrumental accompaniment to reach the No.
June 29, 1999 |
The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences is expected to announce today that the 42nd annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be staged next February at the new Staples Center arena downtown. The announcement has been expected. The Grammys have been coveted by Staples Center leaders, and designers of the $375-million arena even consulted with Grammy producers to make the 20,000-seat venue accommodating for the global telecast.
February 25, 1993 |
"More music by dead guys" seemed to be the theme of the classical Grammy Awards. We're used to the idea that most of the repertory comes from the deceased, but this year Leonard Bernstein (d. 1990) and Vladimir Horowitz (d. 1989) captured major awards for performance. Even the best contemporary composition award went to Samuel Barber (d. 1981), as the voting went retrospective with a vengeance.