Friday, April 12, 2024

Tina Turner, Queen, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris Among Grammy Award Lifetime Achievement Honors


The Grammy Awards have announced their Lifetime Achievement Awards honorees.

They include Tina Turner, Queen, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, The Meters, the legendary Wrecking Crew drummer Hal Blaine, and the late jazz great Louis Jordan.

Trustee Awards are going to Sire Records founder Seymour Stein, and the late great concert promoter Bill Graham, of Fillmore West fame.

The awards will be presented at a concert next summer which will hopefully be broadcast in the fall. Last year’s show was a huge success.

“This year’s Special Merit Awards recipients are a prestigious group of diverse and influential creators who have crafted or contributed to some of the most distinctive recordings in music history,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “These exceptionally inspiring figures are being honored as legendary performers, creative architects, and technical visionaries.”

There are no accidents in life, by the way. Tina Turner is coming with a Broadway show soon. Queen has a Freddie Mercury biopic set for the fall.

Extra special kudos to Seymour Stein, who gave us the Ramones, the Talking Heads, the Pretenders, Madonna, and even Plastic Bertrand!



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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