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Encyclopedia > Grammy Trustees Award

The Grammy Trustees Award is awarded by the Recording Academy to "individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording" [1]. Through 1983, performers could also receive this award. This award is distinct from the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors performers. The Grammy Awards (originally the Gramophone 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... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by the Recording Academy to performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording [1]. This award is distinct from the Grammy Hall of Fame Award, which honors specific recordings rather than individuals, and...


Trustees Award Recipients

The following individuals have received Trustees Awards, listed by year.

Year Recipient(s)
1967 Georg Solti & John Culshaw
1968 Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn, Krzysztof Penderecki
1970 Robert Moog
1971 Chris Albertson, John Hammond, Larry Hiller, Paul Weston
1972 The Beatles
1977 Thomas Edison, Leopold Stokowski
1979 Goddard Lieberson, Frank Sinatra
1981 Count Basie, Aaron Copland
1983 Les Paul
1984 Béla Bartók
1985 Eldridge Johnson
1986 George & Ira Gershwin
1987 Harold Arlen, Emile Berliner, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer
1989 Walt Disney, Quincy Jones, Cole Porter
1990 Dick Clark
1991 Milt Gabler, Berry Gordy, Sam Phillips
1992 Thomas A. Dorsey, Christine Farnon, Oscar Hammerstein II, Lorenz Hart
1993 Ahmet & Nesuhi Ertegun, W. C. Handy, George Simon
1994 Norman Granz
1995 Pierre Cossette
1996 George Martin, Jerry Wexler
1997 Herb Alpert & Jerry Moss, Burt Bacharach & Hal David, Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
1998 Holland-Dozier-Holland, Frances Preston, Richard Rodgers
1999 Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff
2000 Clive Davis, Phil Spector
2001 Arif Mardin, Phil Ramone
2002 Tom Dowd, Alan Freed
2003 Alan Lomax, New York Philharmonic
2004 Gerry Goffin & Carole King, Orrin Keepnews, Marian McPartland
2005 Hoagy Carmichael, Don Cornelius, Alfred Lion, Dr. Billy Taylor
2006 Chris Blackwell, Owen Bradley, Al Schmitt

1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sir Georg Solti (born György Stern) KBE, (October 21, 1912 - September 5, 1997) was a world-renowned Hungarian-born orchestral and operatic conductor, who was still actively engaged in performing right up until his death. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Billy Strayhorn, photographed by Carl Van Vechten on 14. ... Photograph of Krzysztof Penderecki. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Dr. Robert A. Moog (pronounced /moʊg/ to rhyme with vogue, not /muːg/) (May 23, 1934 – August 21, 2005) was a pioneer of electronic music, best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Chris Albertson (born Christiern Gunnar Albertson in Reykjavík, Iceland on October 18, 1931) is a New York City-based jazz journalist, writer and record producer. ... John Henry Hammond (December 15, 1910 – July 10, 1987) was a record producer, musician and music critic from the 1930s to the early 1980s. ... Paul Weston (real name Wetstein) (March 12, 1912 - September 20, 1996) was a US pianist, arranger, composer and conductor. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... The Beatles were a British rock group from Liverpool, England. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an inventor and businessman who developed many devices which greatly influenced life in the 20th Century. ... Leopold Stokowski Leopold Stokowski (April 18, 1882 - September 13, 1977) (born Antoni Stanisław Bolesławowicz) was the conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the NBC Symphony Orchestra and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Goddard Lieberson (April 5, 1911-May 29, 1977) was president of Columbia Records from 1956-71 & 1973-75. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer who is considered by many to have been the finest male popular song vocalist of all time. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... William Count Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was a jazz pianist, organist, and bandleader. ... Aaron Copland Aaron Copland (November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990) was an American composer of concert and film music. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Les Paul (born June 9, 1915) is best known as a guitarist, and as one of the most important figures in the development of modern electric instruments and recording techniques. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Béla Viktor János Bartók (March 25, 1881 – September 26, 1945) was a Hungarian composer, pianist and collector of Eastern European and Middle Eastern folk music. ... This article is about the year. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... George Gershwin photograph by Edward Steichen in 1927. ... George (left) and Ira Gershwin Ira Gershwin (born Israel Gershowitz) (December 6, 1896 - August 17, 1983) American lyricist, collaborator with, and brother of George Gershwin He is interred in the Westchester Hills Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Harold Arlen, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1960 Harold Arlen (February 15, 1905 - April 23, 1986) was a Jewish-American composer of popular music. ... Emile Berliner (May 20, 1851 - August 3, 1929) was an inventor, best known for developing the disc record gramophone (phonograph in American English). ... Jerome David Kern (January 27, 1885 – November 11, 1945) was an American popular composer. ... Johnny Mercer John Herndon Johnny Mercer (November 18, 1909 - June 25, 1976) was a lyricist and composer. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Walt Disney Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966), was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, and animator. ... Quincy Jones making history at the Grammy Awards in 1984. ... Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter from Indiana. ... This article is about the year. ... Richard Wagstaff Clark (born November 30, 1929), more commonly known as Dick Clark, is an American television entertainer. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Milt Gabler (20 May 1911 - 20 July 2001) was a record producer, who worked on the Bill Haley classic Rock Around the Clock among other things Categories: Music stubs ... Berry Gordy, Jr. ... Sam Phillips, born Samuel Cornelius Phillips (January 5, 1923 – July 30, 2003), was a record producer who played an important role in the emergence of rock and roll as the major form of popular music in the 1950s. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Thomas Andrew Dorsey (July 1, 1899 - January 23, 1993) is known as the Father of Gospel Music, and is best known today for his composition Take My Hand, Precious Lord. As formulated by Dorsey, gospel music combines Christian praise with the rhythms of jazz and the blues. ... (For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein) Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was a New-York born writer, producer, and (usually uncredited) director of musicals for almost forty years. ... Lorenz (Larry) Hart (May 2, 1895 - November 22, 1943) was the lyricist half of the famed Broadway songwriting team Rodgers and Hart. ... Cite error 4; Invalid call; no input specified 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Ertegun brothers, Ahmet Ertegun (born 1923) and Nesuhi Ertegun (1917–1989), were executives of Atlantic Records. ... W.C. Handy photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1941 William Christopher Handy (November 16, 1873–March 28, 1958) was a African American blues composer and musician, often known as the Father of the Blues. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Norman Granz (Los Angeles, USA, August 6, 1918 - Geneva, Switzerland, November 22, 2001), was an American jazz music impresario and producer. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... For the author, see George R. R. Martin. ... Jerome Jerry Wexler (born 10 January 1917) is a music journalist turned highly influential music producer, and is regarded as one of the major record industry players behind 1960s soul music. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass debut album, The Lonely Bull. ... Jerry Moss founded A&M Records with trumpeter and bandleader Herb Alpert. ... Burt Bacharach (born May 12, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a Jewish-American pianist and composer. ... Hal David (born May 25, 1921 in New York City, New York) is an Jewish-American lyricist and songwriter. ... Alan Jay Lerner was a Jewish-American Broadway lyricist and librettist. ... Frederic Loewe, an Austrian-American composer (June 10, 1901 - February 14, 1988) worked with lyricist Alan J. Lerner in musical theater. ... Mike Stoller, Elvis Presley, Jerry Leiber Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most important songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Holland-Dozier-Holland was a songwriting and production team consisting of Lamont Dozier and brothers Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr. ... An autographed photo of Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers (June 18, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was one of the great composers of musical theater, best known for his song writing partnerships with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. He wrote more than 900 published songs, and forty Broadway musicals. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Kenneth Gamble was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 11, 1943. ... Kenneth Gamble (born on August 11, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and Leon Huff (born in 1942 in Camden, New Jersey) are an American songwriting and record production team. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Clive Jay Davis (born April 4, 1934) is the founder of Arista Records, and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a nonperformer. ... Harvey Phillip Phil Spector (born December 26, 1940) is a highly influential American record producer who turned out some of the best-known popular music of the 1960s and 1970s. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Arif Mardin, born 1932 in Istanbul, Turkey, is a renowned Turkish-American music producer, who has worked with a wide range of artists, across many different styles and genres of music. ... Phil Ramone is a violinist, composer, recording engineer, and innovative record producer. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tom Dowd (October 20, 1925 - October 27, 2002) was an American recording engineer and producer. ... Alan Freed (December 15, 1922 – January 20, 1965) was an American disc-jockey (DJ), who became internationally known for promoting African-American Rhythm and Blues (R&B) music on the radio in the United States and Europe under the name of Rock and Roll. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lomax playing guitar, sometime between 1938 and 1950 Alan Lomax (January 31, 1915 – July 19, 2002) was an American folklorist and musicologist specializing in the music of the United States and that of other nations which influenced American music. ... The New York Philharmonic is an American orchestra based in New York City. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gerry Goffin (born February 11, 1939) is an American lyricist. ... Tapestry (1971) Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is a Jewish American singer and songwriter. ... Marian McPartland, born Margaret Marian Turner on March 21, 1918 in England near Slough, Buckinghamshire, is a British jazz pianist. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hoagland Howard Hoagy Carmichael (November 22, 1899–December 27, 1981) was an American composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader. ... Don Cornelius (born September 27, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American television producer, best known for his role as the host, between 1971 and 1994, of the syndicated television program Soul Train, which he also created and which he still produces. ... Alfred Lion (left) with Blue Note Records co-founder Francis Wolff Alfred Lion (1909-1987), along with his childhood friend, Francis Wolff, was the founder of Blue Note Records in 1939. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chris Blackwell (born June 22, 1937) is the founder of Island Records. ... Al Schmitt is an thirteen-time Grammy Award winning music engineer and producer. ...

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