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Encyclopedia > Grammy Awards of 1985

The 27th Grammy Awards were held February 26, 1985, and were broadcast live on American television. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1984. 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... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Award winners:

The Record of the Year is one of the two most prestigious Grammy Awards presented annually. ... Singer/songwriter who has written songs for Tina Turner. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939 - some sources say 1938) is a Grammy Award-winning American pop/rock singer, Buddhist and occasional actress. ... Whats Love Got to Do with It was the second single from Tina Turners album Private Dancer. ... The Grammy Award for Album of the Year has been awarded since 1959. ... Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. ... The Song of the Year is one of the two most prestigious awards in the Grammies, if not in all of the music industry. ... Singer/songwriter who has written songs for Tina Turner. ... The Scottish pairing of Benny Gallagher and Graham Lyle joined forces in 1964, initially as songwriters. ... Whats Love Got to Do with It was the second single from Tina Turners album Private Dancer. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939 - some sources say 1938) is a Grammy Award-winning American pop/rock singer, Buddhist and occasional actress. ... The Grammy for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1960. ... Cyndi Lauper CD single Stay Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (born June 22, 1953), better known as Cyndi Lauper, is a singer whose melodic voice and wild costumes have come to epitomize the 1980s and New Wave thrift store kitsch, the decade, genre, and style in which she first came to...

Blues

The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album has been awarded since 1983. ... John Hammond album cover John Paul Hammond (born November 13, 1942), also known as John Hammond Jr. ... Luther Johnson (April 11, 1939-) is a Chicago blues singer and guitarist, who performs under the name Guitar Junior. ... Koko Taylor (Undated photograph) Koko Taylor sometimes called KoKo Taylor (born September 28, 1935 as Cora Walton, on a farm just outside Memphis, Tennessee) is an American blues musician, popularly known as the Queen of the Blues. ... Stephen (Stevie) Ray Vaughan, commonly SRV, (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990), born in Dallas, Texas, was an American blues guitarist, known as one of the most influential electric blues musicians in history. ...

Children's

The Grammy Award for Best Album for Children has been awarded since 1959. ... Sheldon Alan Shel Silverstein (September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999) was an American poet, songwriter, musician, composer, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of childrens books. ...

Classical

The Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance has been awarded since 1959. ... Leonard Slatkin (born September 1, 1944) is an American conductor. ... The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) was founded in 1880, making it the second oldest symphony in the United States after the New York Philharmonic. ... Sergei Prokofiev Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (Russian: , Sergej Sergejevič Prokof’ev; 15/April 271, 1891–March 5, 1953) was a Ukrainian-born Russian composer who mastered numerous musical genres and came to be admired as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. ... The Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1959. ... Pierre Boulez Pierre Boulez (IPA: /pjɛʁ.buˈlÉ›z/) (born March 26, 1925) is a conductor and composer of classical music. ... Heather Harper (born May 8, 1930) is an Irish operatic soprano. ... Jessye Norman Jessye Norman (born September 15, 1945) is an American soprano opera singer. ... Baron José van Dam (August 25, 1940) is one of the most prominent and sought-after interpreters of the baritone-bass repertoire. ... The BBC Symphony Orchestra is the principal orchestra of the British Broadcasting Corporation and one of the leading orchestras in Britain. ... The Ensemble InterContemporain is a sort of chamber orchestra that specializes in contemporary classical music. ... Joseph-Maurice Ravel (March 7, 1875 – December 28, 1937) was a French composer and pianist, known especially for the subtlety, richness, and poignancy of his music and generally considered to be one of the major composers of the 20th century. ... The Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording has been awarded since 1961. ... Lorin Varencove Maazel (born March 6, 1930) is a conductor, violinist and composer. ... The Orchestre National de France is a symphony orchestra run by Radio France. ... Georges Bizet Georges Bizet (October 25, 1838 – June 3, 1875) was a French composer and pianist of the romantic era. ... ME!!!! ... James Levine (born June 23, 1943, Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American orchestral conductor and pianist, most well known as the music director of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. ... Margaret Hillis was the founder and director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and longtime music director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. ... The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, based in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading orchestras in the world. ... Johannes Brahms. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra) has been awarded since 1959. ... Raymond John Leppard (born August 1, 1927) is a well-known British conductor and harpsichordist. ... New Orleans-born jazz and classical artist and composer Wynton Marsalis Wynton Marsalis (born October 18, 1961) is an American trumpeter and composer. ... The English Chamber Orchestra is a small (hence chamber) orchestra based in London. ... George Frideric Handel, 1733 George Frideric Handel (February 23, 1685 – April 14, 1759) was a German/British Baroque composer who was a leading composer of concerti grossi, operas and oratorios. ... Henry Purcell Henry Purcell (IPA: [1][2]; September 10, 1659–November 21, 1695), a Baroque composer, is generally considered to be one of Englands greatest composers — indeed, he has often been called Englands finest native composer. ... Giuseppe Torelli Giuseppe Torelli (Verona, April 22, 1658 - Bologna, February 8, 1709) was an Italian violinist, pedagogue and composer. ... Johann Friedrich Fasch (April 15, 1688 – December 5, 1758) was a German composer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra) has been awarded since 1959. ... Album cover. ... Bach redirects here. ... The Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance has been awarded since 1959. ... The Juilliard String Quartet is a classical music string quartet founded in 1946 at the Juilliard School in New York. ... 1820 portrait by Karl Stieler Ludwig van Beethoven (pronounced ) (baptized December 17, 1770[1] – March 26, 1827) was a German composer and pianist. ... The Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition was first awarded in 1961. ... Samuel Barber, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1944 Samuel Osborne Barber (March 9, 1910–January 23, 1981) was an American composer of classical music, best known for his Adagio for Strings. ... Image:CBadea. ... The Grammy Award for Best Classical Album has been awarded since 1962. ... Sir Neville Marriner (born April 15, 1924) is a conductor and violinist. ... The Academy of St. ...

Comedy

The Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album was awarded from 1959 to 1993 and in 2004. ... Weird Al Yankovic (born Alfred Matthew Yankovic on October 23, 1959) is an American musician best known for his parodies of contemporary radio hits. ... Eat It is the name of a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ...

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. ... Randall Stuart Randy Newman (born 28 November 1943) is an American songwriter, arranger, singer and pianist who is notable for his mordant pop songs and for his many film scores. ... John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is one of the most widely recognized composers of film scores. ... Olympic Fanfare and Theme is a piece of music written by John Williams for the 1984 Olympic Games, which were held in Los Angeles. ... Audio samples composed by John Williams: Olympic Fanfare (1985) ( file info) 1984 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles Olympic Theme (1985) ( file info) 1984 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles Problems playing the files? See media help. ... The Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media has been awarded since 1960. ... Lisa Coleman (born August 17, 1960) is a musician. ... Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... Wendy Melvoin (born January 26, 1964) and her twin sister Susannah Melvoin are musicians, daughters of LA studio-musician Michael Melvoin. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement has been awarded since 1963. ... Quincy Jones on the cover of Back on the Block (1989). ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) has been awarded since 1963. ... David Foster, OC, OBC , LL.D. born 1950 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, is a multi Grammy Award winning musician, producer, and composer. ... Chicago is a rock band that was formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Grammy Award for Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices was awarded from 1977 to 1986. ... The Pointer Sisters was an American vocal group and recording act that achieved great success during the 1970s and 1980s. ...

Country

The Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance was first awarded in 1965. ... Emmylou Harris on the cover of her collection Profile Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947) is a country music singer-songwriter and musician from Birmingham, Alabama, USA. // Early years Harris graduated from high school as class valedictorian and won a drama scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1965. ... Merle Haggard Merle Ronald Haggard (nicknamed The Hag; born April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, California) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal was first awarded in 1970. ... Wynonna Judd and Naomi Judd from the back cover of Why Not Me (1985). ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance was first awarded in 1970. ... Ricky Skaggs, April 1988 Ricky Skaggs (born July 18, 1954 in Lawrence County, Kentucky) is a country and bluegrass musician, singer and composer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Song (sometimes known as the Country Songwriters Award) has been awarded since 1965. ... Steve Goodman (July 25, 1948–September 20, 1984) was a Chicago folk music singer and songwriter. ... Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ...

Folk

The Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording was awarded from 1960 to 1986. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Elizabeth Cotten. ...

Gospel

The Grammy Award for Best Gospel Vocal Performance, Female was awarded in from 1984 to 1990. ... Amy Grant (born November 25, 1960) is an American Christian and pop singer-songwriter and occasional actress. ... The Grammy Award for Best Gospel Vocal Performance, Male was awarded from 1984 to 1990. ... Michael W. Smith // Michael Whitaker Smith (born October 7, 1957, to Paul and Barbara Smith in Kenova, West Virginia), often nicknamed Smitty, is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and keyboardist. ... The Grammy Award for Best Gospel Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group, Choir or Chorus was awarded from 1984 to 1990. ... Debby Boone on the cover of her 2001 collection You Light Up My Life: Greatest Inspirational Songs Debby Boone (b. ... Phil Driscoll is a CCM jazz artist who plays trumpet. ... The Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female was awarded from 1984 to 1989. ... Shirley Caesar (b. ... The Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance, Male was awarded from 1984 to 1989. ... Andraé Edward Crouch (born July 1, 1942), gospel musician, recording artist, songwriter, arranger, and producer, was a key figure in the Jesus Music movement of the 1960s and 1970s. ... The Grammy Award for Soul Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group, Choir or Chorus was awarded from 1984 to 1990. ... Shirley Caesar (b. ... Al Green may refer to: Al Green (musician) Al Green (politician) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Grammy Award for Best Inspirational Performance was awarded from 1962 to 1986. ... Donna Summer on the cover of her 1993 collection The Donna Summer Anthology Donna Summer (born LaDonna Andre Gaines on December 31, 1948) is an American pop music singer best known for a string of disco music hits in the 1970s that earned her the title Queen of Disco. // Career...

Historical

The Grammy Award for Best Historical Album has been presented since 1979. ... William Count Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was a jazz pianist, organist, and bandleader. ... Tommy Dorsey (November 19, 1905 – November 26, 1956) was a jazz trombonist and bandleader in the Big Band era. ... February 22, 1964: Benny Goodman at the Tokyo Okura Hotel, at the start of a Japan tour Benny Goodman, born Benő Guttman, (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was an American jazz musician of Jewish-Hungarian descent, known as King of Swing, Patriarch of the Clarinet, The Professor, and Swing... Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, Jr. ... William Henry Webb, usually known as Chick Webb (February 10, 1909–June 16, 1939) was a jazz and swing music drummer as well as a band leader. ... 1928 Columbia Records label with caricature of Paul Whiteman Paul Whiteman (March 28, 1890 – December 29, 1967) was a popular american orchestral leader. ...

Jazz

The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo has been awarded since 1959. ... New Orleans-born jazz and classical artist and composer Wynton Marsalis Wynton Marsalis (born October 18, 1961) is an American trumpeter and composer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album, Individual or Group has been presented since 1959. ... Arthur (Art) Blakey, also known as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina, (October 11, 1919 – October 16, 1990) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. ... 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 Fusion Performance was awarded from 1980 to 1991. ... The Pat Metheny Group is a jazz fusion band founded in 1977. ... The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album has been presented since 1977. ... There are several Joe Williams: Smokey Joe Williams, baseball pitcher and hall of famer. ...

Latin

The Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album has been awarded since 1984. ... Plácido Domingo Plácido Domingo [1] (born January 21, 1941) [2] is a world-famous Spanish operatic tenor, well-known for his versatile, strong voice that is possessed of a ringing and clear tone throughout its range. ... The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album has been awarded since 1984. ... Eddie Palmieri (born December 15, 1936 in New York City) - pianist and bandleader. ... The Grammy Award for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album has been awarded since 1984. ... Sheena Easton on the cover of her 2000 CD, Fabulous. ... Luis Miguel on the CD cover of México en la piel Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri ( born on April 19, 1970 ) is a Mexican pop singer best known for his crooning vocals and romantic ballads. ...

Musical Show

The Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album has been awarded since 1959. ... Stephen Sondheim (Birthname: Stephen Joshua Sondeim b. ... Thomas Z. Shepard is a recording producer who is most well-known for his recordings of Broadway musicals, especially the works of Stephen Sondheim. ...

Music video

The Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video has been awarded since 1984. ... David Bowie (born David Robert Jones on January 8, 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and mixer, whose work spans more than four decades. ... The Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video has been awarded since 1984. ... For other people named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ...

Packaging and Notes

The Grammy Award for Best Recording Package has been presented since 1974. ... Cyndi Lauper CD single Stay Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (born June 22, 1953), better known as Cyndi Lauper, is a singer whose melodic voice and wild costumes have come to epitomize the 1980s and New Wave thrift store kitsch, the decade, genre, and style in which she first came to... The Grammy Award for Best Album Notes has been presented since 1964. ... Gunther Schuller Gunther Schuller (born November 22, 1925) studied at the St. ... 1928 Columbia Records label with caricature of Paul Whiteman Paul Whiteman (March 28, 1890 – December 29, 1967) was a popular american orchestral leader. ... Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, Jr. ... William Henry Webb, usually known as Chick Webb (February 10, 1909–June 16, 1939) was a jazz and swing music drummer as well as a band leader. ... Tommy Dorsey (November 19, 1905 – November 26, 1956) was a jazz trombonist and bandleader in the Big Band era. ... William Count Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was a jazz pianist, organist, and bandleader. ... February 22, 1964: Benny Goodman at the Tokyo Okura Hotel, at the start of a Japan tour Benny Goodman, born Benő Guttman, (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was an American jazz musician of Jewish-Hungarian descent, known as King of Swing, Patriarch of the Clarinet, The Professor, and Swing...

Pop

The Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1966. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939 - some sources say 1938) is a Grammy Award-winning American pop/rock singer, Buddhist and occasional actress. ... Whats Love Got to Do with It was the second single from Tina Turners album Private Dancer. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1966. ... Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English rock and pop musician. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1966. ... The Pointer Sisters are an American R&B group and recording act from Oakland, California that achieved great success during the 1970s and 1980s. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance has been awarded since 1969. ... Ray Erskine Parker Jr. ...

Production and engineering

The Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1959. ... Chicago is a rock band that was formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Grammy Award for Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1959. ... Paul Goodman worked as a sound engineer. ... Leonard Slatkin (born September 1, 1944) is an American conductor. ... Powell Symphony Hall, where the St. ... Sergei Prokofiev Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (Russian: , Sergej Sergejevič Prokof’ev; 15/April 271, 1891–March 5, 1953) was a Ukrainian-born Russian composer who mastered numerous musical genres and came to be admired as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. ... The Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1975. ... Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. ... David Foster, OC, OBC , LL.D. born 1950 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, is a multi Grammy Award winning musician, producer, and composer. ... The Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1980. ... Steven Epstein, an American producer of classical music recieved a B.Sc. ...

R&B

The Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968. ... Album cover of What Cha Gonna Do For Me? Best known for her 1984 cover of Princes I Feel for You, R&B singer Chaka Khan enjoyed solo success as well as popularity as a member of the funk band Rufus. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968. ... Billy Ocean (born Leslie Sebastian Charles January 21, 1950) is a UK-based popular music performer who had a string of rhythm and blues tinged international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1970. ... James Ingram (*February 16, 1956, Akron, Ohio, USA) is an American soul musician, famous for his vocal performance. ... Michael McDonald is an American blue-eyed soul singer, known for his trademark husky tenor voice. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance was awarded from 1970 to 1990 and in 1993. ... Herbie Hancock Herbert Jeffrey Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is a jazz pianist and composer from Chicago, Illinois, USA. Hancock is one of jazz musics most important and influential pianists and composers. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Song (sometimes known as the R&B Songwriters Award) has been awarded since 1969. ... Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... Album cover of What Cha Gonna Do For Me? Best known for her 1984 cover of Princes I Feel for You, R&B singer Chaka Khan enjoyed solo success as well as popularity as a member of the funk band Rufus. ...

Reggae

The Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album has been awarded since 1985. ... Black Uhuru is a Jamaican reggae band probably best known for their hits Shine Eye Gal, Guess Whos Coming to Dinner, Sinsemilla, Solidarity, and What Is Life?. They were the first group to win a Grammy in the reggae category when it was introduced in 1985. ...

Rock

The Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1980. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939 - some sources say 1938) is a Grammy Award-winning American pop/rock singer, Buddhist and occasional actress. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1980. ... Bruce Frederick Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American rock and folk singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ... Dancing in the Dark is an 1984 song, written and performed by American rock singer Bruce Springsteen. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1980. ... Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance has been awarded since 1980. ... Yes are an English progressive rock band that formed in London in 1968. ...

Spoken

The Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album has been awarded since 1959. ... Ben Kingsley Sir Ben Kingsley (born Krishna Bhanji on December 31, 1943) is an Academy Award-winning English actor. ...

External links

  • 27th Grammy Awards at the Internet Movie Database
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The Grammy Award is presented by the Recording Academy, an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry, for outstanding achievements in musical recordings.
The awards ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and some of the more prominent Grammys are presented in a widely-viewed televised ceremony.
The Grammy voters tend to be elderly, musically conservative, and are heavily marketed to by record companies, who place great stock in some types of artists winning Grammys (accurately but cynically put as those which sell to "teenage girls and housewives").
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