The first Grammy ever


WORLD'S FIRST GRAMMY
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

When were the world's first Grammys?

On May 28 1957 the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences was formed at a meeting at the Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood.

On May 04 1959 the first Grammy Awards are held in the Grand Ballroom of the Beverly Hills Hotel.

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences presents 28 Grammy Awards at it's debut.

And the winners are:

  • Record of the Year “Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu” (Volare), Domenico Modugno
  • Album of the Year The Music From Peter Gunn, Henry Mancini (RCA)
  • Song of the Year “Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu,” Domenico Modugno, songwriter
  • Best Vocal Performance, Male “Catch a Falling Star,” Perry Como
  • Best Vocal Performance, Female Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Song Book, Ella Fitzgerald
  • Best Performance By a Vocal Group or Chorus “That Old Black Magic,” Louis Prima and Keely Smith
  • Best Rhythm and Blues Performance “Tequila,” Champs
  • Best Jazz Performance, Individual Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book, Ella Fitzgerald
  • Best Jazz Performance, Group Basie, Count Basie
  • Best Performance By a Dance Band Basie, Count Basie
  • Best Country and Western Performance “Tom Dooley,” Kingston Trio
  • Best Performance By an Orchestra Billy May's Big Fat Brass, Billy May
  • Best Arrangement The Music From Peter Gunn, Henry Mancini, arranger
  • Best Musical Composition First Recorded and Released in 1958 (More Than Five Minutes) “Cross Country Suite,” Nelson Riddle, composer
  • Best Original Cast Album, Broadway or Television The Music Man, Meredith Willson (Capitol)
  • Best Soundtrack Album, Dramatic Picture Score or Original Cast Gigi, André Previn (MGM)
  • Best Classical Performance, Orchestra Gaîté Parisienne, Felix Slatkin conducting Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
  • Best Classical Performance, Chamber Music (Including Chamber Orchestra) Beethoven, Quartet 130, Hollywood String Quartet
  • Best Classical Performance, Instrumental (With Concerto Scale Accompaniment) Tchaikovsky, Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23, Van Cliburn, pianist; Kiril Kondrashin Symphony Orchestra
  • Best Classical Performance, Instrumental (Other Than Concerto Scale) Segovia Golden Jubilee, Andrés Segovia
  • Best Classical Performance, Operatic or Choral Virtuoso, Roger Wagner Chorale
  • Best Classical Performance, Vocal Soloist (With or Without Orchestra) Operatic Recital, Renata Tebaldi
  • Best Comedy Performance “The Chipmunk Song,” David Seville
  • Best Performance, Documentary or Spoken Word The Best of the Stan Freberg Shows, Stan Freberg
  • Best Recording for Children “The Chipmunk Song,” David Seville (Liberty)
  • Best Album Cover Only the Lonely, Frank Sinatra (Capitol)


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The first Grammy ever

The first Grammy ever

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