1970 GRAMMY AWARDS- MARCH 11, 1970

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I missed posting this the other day- better a few days late than never–The 12th Annual Grammy Awards were held 50 years ago this evening- the awards were for recordings from 1969.

Grammy Award Winners 1970

Album Of The Year
The Nominees Were:
  • Blood, Sweat And Tears – Blood, Sweat And Tears
  • Crosby, Stills And Nash – Crosby, Stills And Nash
  • Johnny Cash – Johnny Cash At San Quentin
  • The 5th Dimension – The Age Of Aquarius
  • Beatles – Abbey Road
Winner: Blood, Sweat And Tears – Blood, Sweat And Tears
Song Of The Year
The Nominees Were:
  • Joe South – Games People Play
  • Burt Bacharach, Hal David – Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head
  • Burt Bacharach, Hal David – I’ll Never Fall In Love Again
  • David Clayton Thomas – Spinning Wheel
  • Larry Kusik, Eddie Snyder, Nino Rota – A Time For Us
Winner: Joe South – Games People Play
Record Of The Year
The Nominees Were:
  • The 5th Dimension – Aquarus/Let The Sunshine In
  • Blood Sweat & Tears – Spinning Wheel
  • Henry Mancini – A Time For Us
  • Johnny Cash – A Boy Named Sue
  • Peggy Lee – Is That All There Is
Winner: The 5th Dimension – Aquarus/Let The Sunshine In
New Artist
The Nominees Were:
  • Crosby Stills Nash
  • Oliver Lyrics
  • The Neon Philharmonic
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Chicago
Contemporary Vocal Group
The Nominees Were:
  • 5th Dimension – Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In
  • The Beatles – Abbey Road
  • Blood, Sweat And Tears – Blood, Sweat And Tears
  • Crosby, Stills And Nash – Crosby, Stills And Nash
  • The Neon Philharmonic – Morning Girl
Winner: 5th Dimension – Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In
Contemporary Song
The Nominees Were:
  • Games People Play – Joe South
  • Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  • Spinning Wheel – David Clayton Thomas
  • In The Ghetto – Mac Davis
  • Jean – Rod Mckuen
Contemporary Male Vocalist
The Nominees Were:
  • Harry Nilsson – Everybody’s Talkin
  • Joe South – Games People Play
  • Ray Stevens – Guitarzan
  • Frank Sinatra – My Way
  • Bj Thomas – Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head
Winner: Harry Nilsson – Everybody’s Talkin
Contemporary Female Vocalist
The Nominees Were:
  • Peggy Lee – Is That All There Is
  • Brenda Lee – Johnny One Time
  • Jackie Deshannon – Put A Little Love In Your Heart
  • Dusty Springfield – Son Of A Preacher Man
  • Dionne Warwick – This Girl’s In Love With You
  • Vikki Carr – With Pen In Hand
Winner: Peggy Lee – Is That All There Is
Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance – Female
The Nominees Were:
  • Aretha Franklin – Share Your Love With Me
  • Dee Dee Warwick – Foolish Fool
  • Tina Turner – The Hunter
  • Ruth Brown – Yesterday
  • Gloria Taylor – You Gotta Pay The Price
Winner: Aretha Franklin – Share Your Love With Me
Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance – Male
The Nominees Were:
  • Joe Simon – The Chokin’ Kind
  • Ray Charles – Doing His Thing
  • Jerry Butler – Ice Man Cometh
  • B.B. King – Live And Well
  • Lou Rawls – Your Good Thing (Is About To End)
Winner: Joe Simon – The Chokin’ Kind
Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance – Duo Or Group
The Nominees Were:
  • The Isley Brothers – It’s Your Thing
  • Mel & Tim – Backfield In Motion
  • Winstons – Color Him Father
  • Gladys Knight And The Pips – Friendship Train
  • Peggy Scott, Jo Jo Benson – Soulshake
Winner: The Isley Brothers – It’s Your Thing
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
The Nominees Were:
  • Richard Spencer – Color Him Father
  • Clarence Carter, George Jackson, Raymond Moore – I’d Rather Be An Old Man’s Sweetheart
  • Herbert Mcpherson, Melvin Harden – Backfield In Motion
  • Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, Jerry Butler – Only The Strong Survive
  • Rudolph Isley, O. Kelly Isley Jr., Ronnie Isley – It’s Your Thing
Best Country & Western Instrumental Performance
The Nominees Were:
  • Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass – The Nashville Brass Featuring Danny Davis Play More Nashville Sounds
  • Floyd Cramer – Lovin’ Season
  • Bob Dylan – Nashville Skyline Rag
  • Chet Atkins – Solid Gold ’69
  • Tommy Allsup & The Nashville Survey – The Hits Of Charley Pride
Winner: Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass – The Nashville Brass Featuring Danny Davis Play More Nashville Sounds
Best Country & Western Song
The Nominees Were:
  • Shel Silverstein – A Boy Named Sue
  • Dallas Frazier, A.L. Owens – All I Have To Offer You Is Me
  • Don Sumner – The Things That Matter
  • Marty Robbins – You Gave Me A Mountain
  • Tammy Wynette, Billy Sherrill – Stand By Your Man
Winner: Shel Silverstein – A Boy Named Sue
Best Country & Western Vocal Performance – Duo Or Group
The Nominees Were:
  • Waylon Jennings, Kimberlys – Macarthur Park
  • Tompall & The Glaser Brothers – California Girl
  • Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton – Just Someone I Used To Know
  • Dottie West, Don Gibson – Rings Of Gold
  • Jack Greene, Jeanie Seely – Wish I Didn’t Have To Miss You
Winner: Waylon Jennings, Kimberlys – Macarthur Park
Best Country & Western Vocal Performance – Female
The Nominees Were:
  • Tammy Wynette – Stand By Your Man
  • Jeannie C. Riley – Back Side Of Dallas
  • Diana Trask – I Fall To Pieces
  • Connie Smith – Ribbon Of Darkness
  • Lynn Anderson – That’s A No No
Winner: Tammy Wynette – Stand By Your Man
Best Country & Western Vocal Performance – Male
The Nominees Were:
  • Johnny Cash – A Boy Named Sue Lyrics
  • Charley Pride – All I Have To Offer You Is Me
  • Jerry Reed – Are You From Dixie
  • Bobby Lewis – From Heaven To Heartache
  • Clay Hart – Spring
Best Album Cover
The Nominees Were:
  • Gary Mcfarland – America The Beautiful
  • Blind Faith – Blind Faith Lyrics
  • Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin Ii
  • Pidgeon – Pidgeon
  • Richard Pryor – Richard Pryor
Winner: Gary Mcfarland – America The Beautiful

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