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Sunday, February 8, 2015

And the Grammy for Album of the Year goes to . . .

In honor of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards tonight, I thought it would be fun to look back at some past winners for Album of the Year (click here for my Best New Artist post from last year). The above photo is of producer David Geffen and presenter Cher at the 16th Grammy Awards in 1974:

Simon & Garfunkel for Bridge over Troubled Water at the 13th Annual Grammy Awards in 1971 (presented by Herb Alpert and host Andy Williams).

Ringo Starr accepted the award on behalf of George Harrison for The Concert for Bangladesh at the 15th Annual Grammy Awards in 1973 (presented by Johnny Mathis and Dusty Springfield).

Stevie Wonder for Innervisions at the 16th Annual Grammy Awards in 1974 (presented by Telly Savalas and Cher).

Stevie Wonder for Fulfillingness' First Finale at the 17th Annual Grammy Awards in 1975 (presented by Bette Midler).

Paul Simon for Still Crazy After All These Years at the 18th Annual Grammy Awards in 1976 (presented by Captain & Tennille).

At the 19th Annual Grammy Awards in 1977, Bette Midler presented the award, which Stevie Wonder won for Songs in the Key of Life.

Fleetwood Mac for Rumours at the 20th Annual Grammy Awards in 1978 (presented by Crosby, Stills & Nash).

Bee Gees for Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track at the 21st Annual Grammy Awards in 1979 (presented by Neil Diamond).

Christopher Cross for Christopher Cross at the 23rd Annual Grammy Awards in 1981 (presented by Donna Summer and Michael McDonald).

Yoko Ono and her son Sean Lennon accepted the award on behalf of John Lennon for Double Fantasy at the 24th Annual Grammy Awards in 1982 (presented by Herb Alpert and Barbara Mandrell).

Toto for Toto IV at the 25th Annual Grammy Awards in 1983 (presented by Stevie Wonder and Dionne Warwick).

Michael Jackson and producer Quincy Jones for Thriller at the 26th Annual Grammy Awards in 1984.

Lionel Richie for Can't Slow Down at the 27th Annual Grammy Awards in 1985 (presented by Joni Mitchell and Dionne Warwick).

Paul Simon for Graceland at the 29th Annual Grammy Awards in 1987 (presented by Whoopi Goldberg and Don Johnson).

U2 for The Joshua Tree at the 30th Annual Grammy Awards in 1988 (presented by Diana Ross and Herb Alpert).

Natalie Cole for Unforgettable... with Love at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards in 1992 (presented by Kenny Rogers and Whoopi Goldberg).

Whitney Houston for The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album at the 36th Annual Grammy Awards in 1994 (presented by Bonnie Raitt and Lena Horne).

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