Diana Ross, Glen Campbell Honored For Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards

LOS ANGELES (CBS)  — The Allman Brothers, Glen Campbell and Diana Ross were among the recipients named Friday of The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Awards, while the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will be honored for his contributions to music technology.

Jobs, who died Oct. 5 of pancreatic cancer, will be honored with a Trustees Award for helping create products “that transformed the way we consume music, TV, movies and books,” according to The Recording Academy.

Bandleader and composer Dave Bartholomew and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder will also receive Trustees Awards.

All of the honors will be presented during an invitation-only ceremony Feb. 11, and recipients will be recognized during the Grammy Awards ceremony the next night.

Along with the Allman Brothers, Campbell and Ross, Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to pianist/singer/guitarist Antonio Carlos Jobim (“The Girl from Ipanema”); trumpeter Wayne Jackson and saxophonist Andrew Love of the Memphis Horns; country legend George Jones; and the late Gil Scott-Heron, whose fusion of jazz, blues and spoken word influenced the creation of the rap genre.

Meanwhile, Grammy Technical Awards will be presented to the German sound-technology firm Celemony and the late audio engineer Roger Nichols, who worked with artists including Ross, Placido Domingo, James Taylor and Stevie Wonder.

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One Comment

  1. saint james says:

    Finally! Congrats to Miss Ross.

  2. TRAILER PARK says:

    It’s about Diana.

  3. Tivoli Eclipse says:

    It is about time! What a monumental oversight! The incomparable Ms. Diana Ross is the Boss — period! Her iconography, and her status in the Ballroom (or the Big Room — where exit signs are clearly marked) does not require apologies, explanations, or justification. She is it. She ‘got’ legs — long legs!

    That the music industry did not ‘grace’ her with Grammys was not about talent, or competition, genre, category, money, or pay-offs. It was un-pure politics!

    Alas, Ms. Ross is too much of a lady to tell the Grammys where to shove that award! She was slighted, but that does not define who she is and what she’s done for the industry and her poly-psycho-macro-micro-sociological impact on the 20th Century. Comparing ‘talent’ to The Boss is ridiculous. Not ridiculous in a dull sense, ridiculous like irrational, uninspired and frankly uninformed.

    PS: When she’s gone — work will cease, hearts will stop and tears will tilt the earth — so savor the tribute (and there better be a tribute). You don’t reach out to Diana Ross — The Boss unless you plan on showing love — on a grand scale.

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