The Bee Gees, Buddy Guy, George Harrison Among Those Selected For Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
December 18, 2014 at 10:37 AM (PT)
THE BEE GEES, PIERRE BOULEZ, BUDDY GUY, GEORGE HARRISON, FLACO JIMENEZ, LOUVIN BROTHERS and WAYNE SHORTER will receive THE RECORDING ACADEMY's LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.
Producer RICHARD PERRY, songwriters BARRY MANN & CYNTHIA WEIL and NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL founder GEORGE WEIN will be honored with TRUSTEES AWARDS, while GOOGLE Director of Engineering RAY KURZWEIL will receive the TECHNICAL GRAMMY.
A special invitation-only ceremony will be held during GRAMMY Week on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7th, while3 a formal acknowledgment will be made during the 57th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS telecast from the STAPLES CENTER in L.A. on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8th, broadcast live at 8p (ET/PT) on CBS.
"This year we pay tribute to exceptional creators who have made prolific contributions to our culture and history," said RECORDING ACADEMY President/CEO NEIL PORTNOW. "It is an honor and a privilege to recognize such a diverse group of talented trailblazers, whose incomparable bodies of work and timeless legacies will continue to be celebrated for generations to come."
The LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD honors performers who have made contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording, while the TRUSTEES AWARD recognizes such contributions in areas other than performance. Both awards are determined by vote of THE RECORDING ACADEMY's National Board of Trustees. Technical GRAMMY recipients are determined by vote of THE ACADEMY's PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING ADVISORY COUNCIL and CHAPTER COMMITTEES as well as THE ACADEMY's Trustees. The award is presented to individuals and companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.