Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards have been announced for the Beatles, Clifton Chenier, the Isley Brothers, Kraftwerk, Kris Kristofferson, Armando Manzanero, and Maud Powell. Trustees Award honorees are Rick Hall, owner of Muscle Shoals’ FAME studios, photographer Jim Marshall and Italian composer Ennio Morricone. Emile Berliner and Lexicon are Technical GRAMMY Award recipients.
A special invitation-only ceremony will be held during GRAMMY Week on Saturday, January 25, 2014, and a formal acknowledgment will be made during the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, which will be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 26, 2014 and broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.
“It is a great privilege to recognize such an exceptional group of honorees and celebrate their accomplishments and contributions to the recording industry,” said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. “Their legacies are timeless and legendary, and their creativity will continue to influence and inspire future generations.”
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.
The Beatles have previously been nominated for 25 Grammy Awards, winning 8, between 1964 (Record of the Year for “I Want to Hold Your Hand”) and 1997 (The Beatles Anthology in the Best Music Video Long Form category). The Beatles’ Grammy wins include Best New Artist in 1965 and 1968 Album of the Year for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.