18th Annual Grammy Awards

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18th Annual Grammy Awards
DateFebruary 28, 1976
Location Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California
Hosted by Andy Williams
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBS

The 18th Annual Grammy Awards were held February 28, 1976, and were broadcast live on American television. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1975. [1] [2]

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Award winners

The Grammy Award for Record of the Year is presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to sales or chart position." The Record of the Year award is one of the four most prestigious categories at the awards presented annually since the 1st Grammy Awards in 1959. According to the 54th Grammy Awards description guide, the award is presented:

for commercially released singles or tracks of new vocal or instrumental recordings. Tracks from a previous year's album may be entered provided the track was not entered the previous year and provided the album did not win a Grammy. Award to the artist(s), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and/or mixer(s) if other than the artist.

Love Will Keep Us Together 1975 single by Captain & Tennille

"Love Will Keep Us Together" is a song written by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield. It was first recorded by Sedaka in 1973 and was released as a single in France. American pop duo Captain & Tennille covered the song in 1975, with instrumental backing almost entirely by “Captain” Daryl Dragon, with the exception of drums played by the Wrecking Crew drummer Hal Blaine; their version became a worldwide hit.

Captain & Tennille American band

Captain & Tennille were American recording artists whose primary success occurred in the 1970s. The husband-and-wife duo were "Captain" Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille. They have five albums certified gold or platinum and scored numerous hits on the US singles charts, the most enduring of which included "Love Will Keep Us Together", "Do That to Me One More Time", and "Muskrat Love". They hosted their own television variety series on ABC in 1976–77.

Children's

The Grammy Award for Best Album for Children was awarded from 1959 to 1993. Prior to 1992, the award was known as Best Recording for Children and was therefore open to any audio recording, whether it was an album, a single song, a recording of a book, or the audio from a television show or movie. In 1994, the award was divided into Best Musical Album for Children and Best Spoken Word Album for Children. In 2012, both categories were once again combined into the new Best Children's Album category.

Richard Burton Welsh actor

Richard Burton, CBE was a Welsh actor. Noted for his mellifluous baritone voice, Burton established himself as a formidable Shakespearean actor in the 1950s, and he gave a memorable performance of Hamlet in 1964. He was called "the natural successor to Olivier" by critic and dramaturge Kenneth Tynan. An alcoholic, Burton's failure to live up to those expectations disappointed critics and colleagues and fuelled his legend as a great thespian wastrel.

Classical

Comedy

Composing and arranging

Country

Folk

Gospel

Jazz

Latin

Musical show

Packaging and notes

Pop

Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus
Best Pop Instrumental Performance

Production and engineering

Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical
Best Engineered Recording, Classical
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

R&B

Spoken

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References

  1. "Album Wins Simon 2 Grammy Awards". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 1 March 1976. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  2. "1975 Grammy Award Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011.