Monday, February 13, 2017

David Bowie, Beatles, Bob Dylan Win Grammys

David Bowie, the Beatles  and Bob Dylan received Grammys last night (February 12th) during the 59th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony held in Los Angeles, California.

David Bowie’s Blackstar yielded four awards: Best Rock Performance, Best Alternative Music Album, Best Recording Package and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, which was handed out to Bowie, Tom Elmhirst, Kevin Killen and Tony Visconti, engineers; Joe LaPorta, mastering engineer.

Ron Howard's The Beatles: Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years won the Grammy for Best Music Film. The film, which had a brief and successful theatrical run last September before its DVD/ Blu-ray Disc release in November, focuses on the Fab Four and their tumultuous touring years — from 1963 to 1966 — when they canvassed a world caught in the grip of Beatlemania.

Bob Dylan’s latest studio box, The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol.12 (Collector’s Edition), took home the prize for Best Historical Album, awarded to Steve Berkowitz and Jeff Rosen, compilation producers and Mark Wilder, mastering engineer.