Monday, March 3, 2014

40 Year Itch : The Grammys

Alice Cooper and Stevie Wonder

     On March 2, 1974 Stevie Wonder won four Grammy Awards including Album of the Year (Innervisions), Best Pop Vocal Male ( "You Are the Sunshine of My Life") R and B Performance Male ("Superstition") and R and B Song of the Year ("Superstition").
     Among the highlights of the night was the Jackson 5 ( with little Randy now filling in for Jermaine) singing the nominations for best R and B Performance by a Group:

Little Richard and Chuck Berry also sang the nominations for Best R and B Male Performance. Stevie Wonder gave the Grammy to his mother.

Just weeks from her divorce from Sonny, Cher showed up wearing an outfit that drew a lot of flashbulbs.

Best new artist went to Bette Midler. She beat out Deodato, Maureen McGovern, Marie Osmond and Barry White.

Other big winners included Charlie Rich and  Roberta Flack for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

  The biggest surprise may have been Aretha Franklin winning Best R and B Performance by a Female with the Quincy Jones produced "Master of Eyes". It was not a huge hit.

1 comment:

  1. Should that not read "Cher nearly wearing an outfit.."!