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The Grammys : the ultimate, unoffical guide to music's highest honor
O'Neil, Thomas.
Personal Author:
First Perigee edition, Rev. and updated edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Perigee Books, 1999.
Physical Description:
714 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.

"A Variety book."
Format :


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Material Type
Home Location
Central Library ML76.G7 O53 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room-Reference-Music

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This is the history of modern music. From the first awards ceremony in 1958 to last call on the party circuit in 1998, The Grammys gives you the inside scoop on the music's industry's highest honor. The celebrations. The controversies. The glamour. The hair. The Grammys--in a way that is only possible from Variety, the premier trade journal boasting the largest entertainment news staff in the world.The Grammys includes:* Year-by-year accounts of all the winners--from Henry Mancini in '58 to Bob Dylan in '98 * Who's won the most awards--including records held by Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Sir George Solti, Quincy Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Atkins, and Michael Jackson * A history of upsets and scandals * Who's never won (Diana Ross, Neil Young, and other surprises) * Outrageous acceptance speeches * Bizarre fashions * Amazing musical performances

Author Notes

Thomas O'Neil is one of America's foremost authorities on showbiz awards, having written about them for Variety, TV Guide, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Billboard and other publications. He appears regularly on E! Entertainment network in addition to numerous other television shows. The author of The Emmys , he is also the editorial director of Hearst Magazines Enterprises.

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