Run-D.M.C., Herbie Hancock, Linda Ronstadt, Celia Cruz, Earth, Wind & Fire Top List Of Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards
January 13, 2016 at 2:39 PM (PT)
RUTH BROWN, CELIA CRUZ, EARTH, WIND & FIRE, HERBIE HANCOCK, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, LINDA RONSTADT and RUN-D.M.C. have been named recipients of THE RECORDING ACADEMY's 2016 SPECIAL MERITS AWARDS with LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS.
In addition, JOHN CAGE, FRED FOSTER and CHRIS STRACHWITZ have been named TRUSTEES AWARD honorees while EMT and DR. HARVEY FLETCHER will receive Technical GRAMMY AWARDS.
More information on the individual recipients can be found here.
A special ceremony and concert celebrating the honorees will be held in the spring. Additional details regarding the ceremony will be announced in the coming weeks.
Commented THE RECORDING ACADEMY Pres./CEO NEIL PORTNOW: "Each year, THE ACADEMY has the distinct privilege of honoring those who have greatly contributed to our industry and cultural heritage, and this year we have a gifted and brilliant group of honorees. Their exceptional accomplishments, contributions, and artistry will continue to influence and inspire generations to come."