Dionne Warwick To Receive Grammy Award
Dionne Warwick will receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced today. She is seen here performing on Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia – Photo: Sam Tabone/Getty Images AsiaPac.
Dionne Warwick will receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced today, according to a report by Jem Aswad of the well known entertainment industry news magazine Variety. Other to be honored will be Black Sabbath, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias and Sam & Dave. It also announced that impresario Lou Adler, legendary songwriting and performing duo Ashford & Simpson, and Oscar-winning songwriter and arranger Johnny Mandel are Trustees Award honorees; and Saul Walker is the Technical Grammy Award recipient.
A special award presentation ceremony and concert celebrating the Grammy Awards honorees will be held on May 11, 2019, in Los Angeles. Additional details regarding the ceremony will be announced in the coming weeks.
From the top of this list of Grammy honorees, England’s Black Sabbath are viewed by many as the greatest and first true heavy metal band. George Clinton and his extended Parliament-Funkadelic groups reinvented funk in the 1970s and, with James Brown, laid the foundation for hip-hop as DJs and producers took countless thousands of samples from their songs. Singer Billy Eckstine helped break ground for African-American artists in the ’40s and ’50s as a distinctive jazz singer and bandleader, and crossed over to an equally illustrious career in pop. Legendary soul singer Donny Hathaway released both protest songs and smooth, signature duets with the likes of Roberta Flack during his brief career. Julio Iglesias was one of the most successful Latin artists to cross over into pop, and soul men Sam & Dave (Sam Moore and Dave Prater) were a cornerstone of the classic soul labels of the 1960s and 1970s, Stax and Atlantic.
Dionne Warwick should be highlighted in this list of Grammy recipients, particularly on the hits written for her during the 1960s by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, brought a remarkably and seemingly effortless finesse to their elaborate and sophisticated melodies; she was in many ways their ultimate singer.