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Parsing the Grammys

February 13th, 2012 by Fitz, Uncategorized, 0 Comments

I think the Grammy Awards are best understood by reviewing artists who haven’t received one. Below is a short list of musicians who never won a Grammy (cheesy lifetime achievement awards don’t count). Step off into more fringe genres like prog rock, electronica or dub and I’d wager the list expands considerably.

  • Bob Marley
  • Boston
  • Buddy Holly
  • Chuck Berry
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Diana Ross
  • Dusty Springfield
  • Guns n’ Roses¬†
  • Jackson Browne
  • Janis Joplin
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Journey
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Parliament/Funkadelic
  • Queen
  • Rush¬†
  • Sam Cooke
  • Talking Heads
  • Teddy Pendergrass
  • The Beach Boys
  • The Byrds
  • The Doors
  • The Everly Brothers
  • The Grateful Dead
  • The Kinks
  • The O’Jays
  • The Pretenders
  • The Ramones
  • The Smiths
  • The Who
  • ZZ Top