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Encyclopedia > Grammy Awards of 1978

The 20th Grammy Awards were held in 1978, and were broadcast live on American television. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1977. Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ...


Award winners:

For the UK award see The Record of the Year The Record of the Year is one of the two most prestigious Grammy Awards presented annually. ... The Eagles are an American rock music group that originally came together in Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. ... The Grammy Award for Album of the Year has been awarded since 1959. ... Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac is a rock group led by Mick Fleetwood and John McVie (whose names partially form the groups name), who had their biggest hits in the 1970s. ... The Song of the Year is one of the two most prestigious awards in the Grammies, if not in all of the music industry. ... Barbra Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an iconic American singer and film actress, producer, and director. ... Paul Williams is an American composer and songwriter who was born Paul Hamilton Williams September 19, 1940, in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Debby Boone on the cover of her 2001 collection You Light Up My Life: Greatest Inspirational Songs Debby Boone (b. ... The Grammy for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1960. ... Debby Boone on the cover of her 2001 collection You Light Up My Life: Greatest Inspirational Songs Debby Boone (b. ...

Children's

The Grammy Award for Best Album for Children has been awarded since 1959. ...

Classical

The Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance has been awarded since 1959. ... Carlo Maria Giulini (May 9, 1914 – June 14, 2005) was an Italian conductor. ... The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, based in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading orchestras in the world. ... Gustav Mahler Gustav Mahler (July 7, 1860–May 18, 1911) was a Bohemian-Austrian composer and conductor. ... The Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1959. ... Sir Neville Marriner (born April 15, 1924) is a conductor and violinist. ... Janet Baker as Mary Stuart The British mezzo-soprano Janet Baker (born August 21, 1933) is a well-known opera, concert, and lieder singer. ... The Academy of St. ... Johann Sebastian Bach, 1748 portrait by Elias Gottlob Haussmann Johann Sebastian Bach (21 March 1685 (O.S.) – July 28, 1750 (N.S.))[1] was a German composer and organist of the Baroque period, and is widely acknowledged[2] as one of the greatest composers of any period in western classical... The Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording has been awarded since 1961. ... Thomas Z. Shepard is a recording producer who is most well-known for his recordings of Broadway musicals, especially the works of Stephen Sondheim. ... George Gershwin photograph by Edward Steichen in 1927. ... The cast of Porgy and Bess during the Boston try-out prior to the Broadway opening. ... ME!!!! ... Sir Georg Solti (October 21, 1912 - September 5, 1997) was a well-known orchestral and operatic conductor, who was still actively engaged in performing right up until his death. ... The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, based in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading orchestras in the world. ... Giuseppe Verdi, by Giovanni Boldini, 1886 (National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome) Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (October 10, 1813 – January 27, 1901) was one of the great composers of Italian opera. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra) has been awarded since 1959. ... Itzhak Perlman Itzhak Perlman (born August 31, 1945) is an Israeli violinist and teacher. ... The London Philharmonic Orchestra (frequently abbreviated to LPO), based in London, is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom. ... Antonio Vivaldi Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (March 4, 1678, Venice – July 28, 1741, Vienna), nicknamed Il Prete Rosso, meaning The Red Priest, was an Italian priest and baroque music composer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra) has been awarded since 1959. ... Arthur Rubinstein photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1937 Arthur Rubinstein (January 28, 1887 – December 20, 1982) was a famous Polish-American pianist, best known for his performances of Chopin and his championing of Spanish music. ... Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven (baptized December 17, 1770; died March 26, 1827) was a German composer of classical music, who predominantly lived in Vienna, Austria. ... Robert Schumann (June 8, 1810 – July 29, 1856) was a German composer and pianist. ... The Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance has been awarded since 1959. ... The Juilliard String Quartet is a well known classical music string quartet. ... Arnold Schoenberg, Los Angeles, 1948 For the American music critic and journalist, see Harold Charles Schonberg. ... The Grammy Award for Best Classical Album has been awarded since 1962. ... Bernstein with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, at 1974 Charles Ives Centenary Concert in Danbury, Connecticut. ... Missing image Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau The German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (born May 28, 1925) is regarded by many as the finest Lieder singer of his generation. ... Vladimir Horowitz (ru: Владимир Самойлович Горовиц) (October 1, 1903 – November 5, 1989) was a classical pianist. ... Fritz Kreisler (sitting) with Yehudi Menuhin Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin, OM, KBE (April 22, 1916 – March 12, 1999) was an American-born violinist, violist, and conductor who spent most of his performing career in the United Kingdom. ... Mstislav Rostropovich Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich (Мстисла́в Леопо́льдович Ростропо́вич) (born March 27, 1927) is a Russian cellist and conductor, considered to be one of the greatest living cellists. ... Isaac Stern (July 21, 1920 – September 22, 2001) was a violinist, widely considered one of the finest of the twentieth century. ... The New York Philharmonic is an American orchestra based in New York City. ...

Comedy

The Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album was awarded from 1959 to 1993 and in 2004. ... Steve Martin (right) with Scooter, on The Muppet Show Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American comedian, writer, producer, actor, musician and composer born in Waco, Texas and raised in Orange County, California. ...

Composing and arranging

The Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media has been awarded since 1960. ... This article is about John Williams, the noted film composer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media has been awarded since 1960. ... This article is about John Williams, the noted film composer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement has been awarded since 1963. ... Perry Botkin, Jr. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) has been awarded since 1963. ... Barbra Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an iconic American singer and film actress, producer, and director. ... The Grammy Award for Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices was awarded from 1977 to 1986. ... The Eagles are an American rock music group that originally came together in Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. ...

Country

The Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance was first awarded in 1965. ... Crystal Gayle on the cover of her concert DVD Crystal Gayle in Concert, showing her trademark long hair Crystal Gayle (born January 9, 1951) is an American country and western singer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1965. ... Kenneth Donald Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer and actor. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal was first awarded in 1970. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance was first awarded in 1970. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Song (sometimes known as the Country Songwriters Award) has been awarded since 1965. ... Crystal Gayle on the cover of her concert DVD Crystal Gayle in Concert, showing her trademark long hair Crystal Gayle (born January 9, 1951) is an American country and western singer. ...

Folk

The Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording was awarded from 1960 to 1986. ... McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1915 – April 30, 1983), better known as Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician and is generally considered the father of Chicago blues. ...

Gospel

The Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance, Traditional was awarded from 1978 to 1983. ... The Oak Ridge Boys are one of the best-known country and gospel bands in United States. ... The Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary was awarded from 1978 to 1983. ... The Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance, Traditional was awarded from 1978 to 1983. ... James Cleveland (December 5, 1932 - February 9, 1991) was a gospel singer, arranger, composer and, most significantly, the driving force behind the creation of the modern gospel sound, bringing the stylistic daring of hard gospel and jazz and pop music influences to arrangements for mass choirs. ... The Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance, Contemporary was awarded from 1978 to 1983. ... The Grammy Award for Best Inspirational Performance was awarded from 1962 to 1986. ... Billy Joe Thomas (born August 7, 1942) is an Oklahoma-born country singer. ...

Jazz

The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo has been awarded since 1959. ... Oscar Peterson Oscar Emmanuel Peterson is a Canadian jazz pianist and composer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group has been presented since 1959. ... Philip Wells Woods (born in 1931) is an American jazz alto saxophonist and clarinetist. ... The Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album has been presented since 1961. ... William Count Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was a jazz pianist, organist, and bandleader. ... The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album has been presented since 1977. ... Al Jarreau (born April 12, 1940 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a jazz, pop, and R&B musician. ...

Latin

The Grammy Award for Best Latin Recording was presented from 1976 to 1983. ... Ramón Mongo Santamaría (April 7, 1922 – February 1, 2003) was an Afro-Cuban drummer. ...

Musical Show

The Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album has been awarded since 1959. ... Martin Charnin (b. ... Charles Strouse (born 7 June 1928) is an American composer and three-time winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical. ... Dorothy Loudon (September 17, 1933 - November 15, 2003) was a Broadway actress noted for her comedy and belting singing voice, which she used to deliver a wide range of musical comedy and Roaring Twenties songs. ...

Packaging and Notes

The Grammy Award for Best Recording Package has been presented since 1974. ... Linda Ronstadt on the cover of her 2002 collection The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American singer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Album Notes has been presented since 1964. ...

Pop

The Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1966. ... Barbra Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an iconic American singer and film actress, producer, and director. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1966. ... James Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1966. ... The Bee Gees: Maurice, Barry and Robin The Bee Gees were a British and Australian band, originally a pop singer-songwriter combination, reborn as funk and disco. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance has been awarded since 1969. ... This article is about John Williams, the noted film composer. ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological...

Production and engineering

The Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1959. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Walter Becker (left) and Donald Fagen accepting the Grammy Award for the album Two Against Nature Steely Dan is an American jazz rock band based around musicians and songwriters Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. ... The Grammy Award for Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1959. ... Sir Georg Solti (October 21, 1912 - September 5, 1997) was a well-known orchestral and operatic conductor, who was still actively engaged in performing right up until his death. ... The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, based in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading orchestras in the world. ... The Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1975. ... Peter Asher (born on June 22, 1944 in London, England) is a guitarist, singer and record producer. ...

R&B

The Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968. ... Thelma Houston Thelma Houston (born May 7, 1946) is a African-American R&B singer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968. ... Lou Rawls (born December 1, 1935) is a Chicago-born American soul music, jazz, and blues singer. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1970. ... The Emotions were an all-female soul, disco, and R&B singing group that was most successful during the late- 1970s and 1980s. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance was awarded from 1970 to 1990 and in 1993. ... The Brothers Johnson is a band consisting of the musicians George Johnson (Lightnin Licks) and Louis Johnson (Thunder Thumbs). After touring with various artists like Bobby Womack and Billy Preston, Quincy Jones hired them for a tour in Japan and produced their debut LP Look out for Number 1, released... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Song (sometimes known as the R&B Songwriters Award) has been awarded since 1969. ... Leo Sayer (born May 21, 1948) is a performing artist whose singing career has spanned three decades. ...

Spoken

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