Grammy Winners 40 Years Ago

Who were the Grammy Award winners 40 years ago?
The 10th Grammy Awards were (for recordings in the year 1967:)

Album of the Year: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles,
George Martin (producer)

Record of the Year: “Up, Up and Away” by The 5th Dimension,
Johnny Rivers & Marc Gordon (producers)

Song of the Year: “Up, Up and Away” by the 5th Dimension,
Jimmy L. Webb (songwriter)

Contemporary Album:
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles

Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts:
Peter Blake, Jann Haworth for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Best Engineered Recording:
G.E. Emerick for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Contemporary Single, Contemporary Vocal Group AND Group Vocal Performance:
“Up, Up, and Away” by the 5th Dimension

Best New Artist – Best Vocal Performance, Female AND Female Contemporary Vocal Solo: Bobbie Gentry for “Ode to Billie Joe” (she bested Jefferson Airplane and the 5th Dimension, who were also nominated in the New Artist catagory)

Best Comedy Performance: Bill Cosby for his Revenge album

Best Country & Western Performance Duet, Trio or Group:
Johnny Cash & June Carter for “Jackson”

Best R&B Solo Vocal Performance, Female AND Best Rhythm & Blues Recording:
Aretha Franklin for “Respect”

Best R&B Solo Vocal Performance, Male: Lou Rawls for “Dead End Street”

Best Rhythm & Blues Group Performance, Vocal or Instrumental:
Sam & Dave for “Soul Man”

Best Album Cover, Photography:
John Berg, Bob Cato, Roland Scherman for Dylan’s Greatest Hits (Bob Dylan)

Best Album Notes:
John D. Loudermilk for Suburban Attitudes in Country Verse (John Loudermilk)

Best Country & Western Performance – Female:
Tammy Wynette for “I Don’t Wanna Play House”

Best Country & Western Recording AND Best Country & Western Vocal Performance:
“Gentle On My Mind” by Glen Campbell

Best Country & Western Song:
“Gentle On My Mind” written by John Hartford

Best Instrumental Arrangement:
“Alfie” by Burt Bacharach (& his Orchestra)

Best Instrumental Performance:
Chet Atkins for Chet Atkins Picks the Best

Best Instrumental Theme AND Best Original Score written for a Motion Picture or Television Show: Mission: Impossible by Lalo Schifrin (& his Orchestra)

Best Recording for Children:
Dr. Seuss: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (TV Soundtrack) by Boris Karloff

Best Sacred Performance:
Elvis Presley for “How Great Thou Art”

Male Contemporary Vocal Solo AND Male Vocal Performance:
Glen Campbell for “By the Time I Get to Phoenix”

Lifetime Achievement Award: Ella Fitzgerald

Grammy Trivia:
The most Grammys won by a female artist in one night is five, which has been accomplished by six different artists: Lauryn Hill in 1999, Alicia Keys in 2002, Norah Jones in 2003, Beyonce in 2004, The Dixie Chicks in 2007 and Amy Winehouse in 2008.

Sources:
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammy_Awards

L.A. Times Awards Insider: http://theenvelope.latimes.com

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008
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