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AP WAS THERE: The 1st Grammy Awards

2018-01-25 16:10
 
Ella Fitzgerald

Hollywood — The Grammy Awards celebrate their 60th anniversary on Sunday in New York City and will be hosted by James Corden.

The Associated Press will be there, as it was when the awards were first held on May 4, 1959.

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED:

The newly formed Recording Academy has given its top award to an Italian, Domencio Modugno, for his Volare.

LISTEN TO THAT SONG HERE:

The record was hailed the best of 1958 at the first annual Grammy awards on Monday night. Bolare was also named best song of the year.

Multiple honors went to a California boy, Ross Bagdasarian, whose raucous Chipmunk Song was named best comedy performance, best children's performance and best-engineered record.

WATCH A MODERN VERSION OF THE CLASSIC HERE:

Double wins were scored by Ella Fitzgerald, who was named best female vocal performer, and cited for the best jazz performance.

Count Basie won two awards for his album as best jazz group performance and dance band performance. Henry Mancini's Peter Gunn also got two awards, as best arrangement and album of the year.

Perry Como was handed the best vocal performance award.

In the younger set, The Champs' Tequilla won for rhythm and blues performance. The Kingston Trio's Tom Dooley scored in the Country and Western category.

HERE THE BAND IS PERFORMING THE SONG IN 1958:

Van Cilburn was a winner for his Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 as best classical instrumental performance.

The top Broadway and movie albums were The Music Man and Gigi.

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