Grammys' Memorable Moments, 1975 to 2007

  1. Rolling Stone.com



    From David Bowie and Michael Jackson to Madonna and the Chili Peppers, plus the Soy Bomb and more







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    David Bowie and Art Garfunkel at the Grammy Awards in New York in March 1975.




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    Michael Jackson with Quincy Jones at the 26th Annual Grammy Awards in February 1984 at what turned out to be a monster Grammys for the King of Pop: He took home Record of the Year and Best Vocal Performance, Male for "Thriller," Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male and Best New R&B Song for "Billie Jean," Best Recording for Children for "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" and Producer of the Year (Non-Classical), which he shared with Quincy Jones.















    Yoko Ono, John Lennon and Roberta Flack at the 1975 Grammy Awards


    June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash at the Grammy Awards in 1980.


    Debbie Harry and George Burns in the press room after presenting the Best New Artist trophy at the Grammy Awards in 1980.
     
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    Beastie Boys at the Grammy Awards in February 1987.




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    Run-DMC in the press room at the 1988 Grammy Awards in New York City.



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    R.E.M. with their trophies at the 34th Annual Grammy Awards on February 25, 1992.



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    Boyz II Men pose with their many Grammys at the 37th Annual Grammy Awards on March 1, 1995 in Los Angeles.






    Michael Jackson performing at the 1988 Grammy Awards.
     
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    Kiss at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 28, 1996.




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    Coolio balances his Grammy on his head at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 28, 1996.





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    Eric Clapton and Babyface perform "Change the World" February 26, 1997 at the 39th Grammy Awards in New York. Clapton won a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.




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    Rage Against the Machine at the 39th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York City on February 26, 1997.






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    The infamous "Soy Bomb" demonstrator is removed from the stage as Bob Dylan performs at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York on February 25, 1998.






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    Lauryn Hill balancing her five Grammys at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in 1998.
     
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    Chris Rock tosses his Grammy Award in the air on February 25, 1998 in New York.




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    Aerosmith's Steven Tyler performing at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 24, 1999.




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    Madonna performs on the 41st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 24, 1999.




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    Ozzy Osbourne arrives at the 42nd Grammy Awards with soon-to-be-famous kids Kelly, Jack and Amy on February 23, 2000 in Los Angeles.




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    Britney Spears performs at the Grammys on February 23, 2000. Spears was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
     
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    TLC perform at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center on February 23, 2000.







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    Jennifer Lopez and Diddy (who was then still known as Puff Dadd) at the 42nd annual Grammy Awards on February 24, 2000 in Los Angeles.






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    Bow Wow drives Madonna onstage for her performance of "Music" at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 21, 2001.












    Bono jokes with his group's three Grammys backstage at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 21, 2001.


    Destiny's Child perform at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center on February 21, 2001.
     
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    Elton John performs "Stan" with Eminem during the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 21, 2001 to demonstrate his solidarity with the embattled rapper, who was under fire for alleged homophoic remarks and lyrics.




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    Christina Aguilera performs during the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 21, 2001.





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    Christina Aguilera, Mya, Lil' Kim and P!nk perform "Lady Marmalade" alongside Patti LaBelle at the 44th Grammy Awards on February 27, 2002 in Los Angeles.






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    U2 performing at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 26, 2002.





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    Lil' Kim arrives at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 27, 2002.
     
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    Bruce Springsteen performs with Elvis Costello during the 45th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on February 23, 2003 in New York.





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    Avril Lavigne rocks on the red carpet at the 45th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on February 23, 2003 in New York




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    Prince and Beyoncé open up the 46th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 8, 2004.




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    Sting and Sean Paul perform at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards on February 8, 2004 in Los Angeles.









    Lou Reed and Dave Grohl present an award together at the 45th Annual Grammy Awards on February 23, 2003 in New York City.
     
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    The White Stripes at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2004 in Los Angeles.





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    Andre 3000 of OutKast performs at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 8, 2004.





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    Beyoncé poses backstage after winning five trophies at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards on February 8, 2004 in Los Angeles.






    R. Kelly arrives at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards on February 8, 2004 in Los Angeles.


    Sting, Dave Matthews and Vince Gill perform a Beatles tribute during the 46th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 8, 2004.
     
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    Justin Timberlake celebrates at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards on February 8, 2004 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.





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    Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong performs during the 47th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 13, 2005.





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    Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony perform during the 47th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 13, 2005 in Los Angeles.






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    Usher performs a duet with James Brown during the 47th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 13, 2005.








    Kanye West performs "Jesus Walks" during the 47th Annual Grammy Awards on February 13, 2005 in Los Angeles.
     
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    Melissa Etheridge and Joss Stone perform Janis Joplin's "Piece of My Heart" during the 47th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 13, 2005 in Los Angeles.





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    Stevie Wonder and Norah Jones at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards on February 13, 2005 in Los Angeles.






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    Madonna performs with Gorillaz during the 48th Annual Grammy Awards on February 8, 2006 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.





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    Green Day's Mike Dirnt, Billie Joe Armstrong and Tre Cool pose with their Grammys at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards on February 8, 2006 in Los Angeles.





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    Sly Stone performs during a Sly and the Family Stone tribute at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards on February 8, 2006 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
     
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    Kanye West with his awards at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards on February 8, 2006 in Los Angeles.




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    Kanye West and Jamie Foxx perform during the 48th Annual Grammy Awards on February 8, 2006 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.




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    Sting's Police open the 49th Annual Grammy Awards with "Roxanne" on February 11, 2007 in Los Angeles.







    The Edge, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello perform a New Orleans tribute during the 48th Annual Grammy Awards on February 8, 2006 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.


    Paul McCartney, Jay-Z and Chester Bennington perform during the 48th Annual Grammy Awards on February 8, 2006 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
     
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    OK Go arrive at the 49th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 11, 2007.




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    The Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea performs at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 11, 2007 in Los Angeles.





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    The Dixie Chicks perform at the 49th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 11, 2007.












    Justin Timberlake performs at the 49th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 11, 2007.


    Gnarls Barkley perform at the 49th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 11, 2007.
     
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    Lionel Richie, Chris Brown and Smokey Robinson at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards on February 11, 2007 in Los Angeles.





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    Ike Turner accepts the award for Best Traditional Blues Album for "Risin' With the Blues" with his son Ike Turner Jr. at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards on February 11, 2007 in Los Angeles.





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    Ludacris poses with the trophies at the 49th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 11, 2007.




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    Christina Aguilera poses with her Grammy at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards on February 11, 2007 in Los Angeles.








    Corinne Bailey Rae performs with John Mayer at the 49th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 11, 2007.
     
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    Chris Brown performs "Run It" at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 11, 2007 in Los Angeles.







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    T.I. at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards on February 11, 2007 in Los Angeles.
     
  15. My faves were most definitely Eminem and "My Name Is" when all of his doubles swarmed in after him, and yes "Stan" performed with Elton John.


    Also Madonna "Vogue"ing was classic back in 1990, I think.

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    Streisand and Neil Diamond singing their duet "You Dont Bring Me Flowers."

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    Melissa Etheridge and Joss Stone in their tribute to Janis Joplin, especially since Melissa was recovering from Chemo.


    Cant forget the Infamous Kiss heard round the world LOL!

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    Also Xtina singing "Its a Mans World"

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    Cant forget this Britney performance, although I forget the song she was singing...was it "I Cant Get No Satifaction"?

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    Whitney "I Will Always Love You"

    and Alanis Morrisette "You Oughta Know"


    I watched this back in November it was a great show http://www.mynightatthegrammys.com/

    And the look on Dylan's face when the Soy Bomb dude danced right by him was Priceless LOL!!