GRAMMYs Flashback: Top Awards For The ’70s

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The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards are happening this Sunday, and though many of our favorite K-EARTH 101 groups aren’t making hits like they used to, they ruled the GRAMMYs in their hey days. Take a look back on the good ole days at past winners of the top awards through the entire decade of the ’70s!

These were the top artists and songs for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist and Best Performance by a Vocal Group all through the ’70s. Click here to vote on you favorite GRAMMY winning Song of the Year of the ’70s!

1970

  • Album of the Year –[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Simon & Garfunkel[/lastfm]: Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • Song of the Year — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Simon & Garfunkel[/lastfm]: “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
  • Best New Artist — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Carpenters [/lastfm]
  • Best Performance By a Vocal Group –[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Carpenters[/lastfm]: “Close To You”

1971

  • Album of the Year –[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Carole King[/lastfm]: Tapestry
  • Song of the Year –[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Carole King[/lastfm]: “You’ve Got a Friend”
  • Best New Artist — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Carly Simon[/lastfm]
  • Best Performance By a Vocal Group — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Carpenters[/lastfm]: “Carpenters”

1972

  • Album of the Year –[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]George Harrison[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ravi Shankar[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bob Dylan[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Leon Russell[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ringo Starr[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Billy Preston[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Eric Clapton & Klaus Voormann[/lastfm]: The Concert For Bangla Desh
  • Song of the Year — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Roberta Flack[/lastfm]: “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”
  • Best New Artist — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]America[/lastfm]
  • Best Performance By a Vocal Group –[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack[/lastfm]: “Where Is The Love”

1973

  • Album of the Year — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Stevie Wonder[/lastfm]: Innervisions
  • Song of the Year — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Roberta Flack[/lastfm]: “Killing Me Softly With His Song”
  • Best New Artist — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bette Midler[/lastfm]
  • Best Performance By a Vocal Group –[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Gladys Knight & the Pips[/lastfm]: “Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)”

1974

  • Album of the Year — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Stevie Wonder[/lastfm]: Fulfillingness’ First Finale
  • Song of the Year — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Barbra Streisand[/lastfm]: “The Way We Were”
  • Best New Artist — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Marvin Hamlisch[/lastfm]
  • Best Performance By a Vocal Group — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paul McCartney & Wings[/lastfm]: “Band on the Run”

1975

  • Album of the Year — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paul Simon[/lastfm]: Still Crazy After All These Years
  • Song of the Year — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Judy Collins[/lastfm]: “Send in the Clowns”
  • Best New Artist — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Natalie Cole[/lastfm]
  • Best Performance By a Vocal Group –[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Eagles[/lastfm]: “Lyin’ Eyes”

1976

  • Album of the Year — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Stevie Wonder[/lastfm]: Songs In The Key Of Life
  • Song of the Year — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Barry Manilow[/lastfm]: “I Write the Songs”
  • Best New Artist — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Starland Vocal Band[/lastfm]
  • Best Performance By a Vocal Group — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Chicago[/lastfm]: “If You Leave Me Now”

1977

  • Album of the Year — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Fleetwood Mac[/lastfm]: Rumors
  • Song of the Year — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Barbra Streisand[/lastfm]: Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen)/Debbie Boone: “You Light Up My Life”
  • Best New Artist — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Debbie Boone[/lastfm]
  • Best Performance By a Vocal Group — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bee Gees[/lastfm]: “How Deep Is Your Love”

1978

  • Album of the Year — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Various Artists[/lastfm]: Saturday Night Fever – Soundtrack
  • Song of the Year — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Billy Joel[/lastfm]: “Just The Way You Are”
  • Best New Artist — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]A Taste Of Honey[/lastfm]
  • Best Performance By a Vocal Group — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bee Gees[/lastfm]: “Saturday Night Fever”

1979

  • Album of the Year — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Billy Joel[/lastfm]: 52nd Street
  • Song of the Year — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Doobie Brothers[/lastfm]: “What A Fool Believes”
  • Best New Artist — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rickie Lee Jones[/lastfm]
  • Best Performance By a Vocal Group — [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Doobie Brothers[/lastfm]: “Minute By Minute”

See all the top GRAMMY winners of the ’60s! Don’t forget to watch the Grammys on February 13th, 8pm on CBS.

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