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Diddley, Orbison, Others Honored With Grammys

December 19, 1997 12:00 AM ET

Bo Diddley, Paul Robeson, the Mills Brothers and Roy Orbison are the recipients of the 1997-98 Lifetime Achievement Awards from NARAS, the recording academy.

In addition, Motown pioneers Holland-Dozier-Holland and BMI president/CEO Frances Preston receive Trustee Awards. The awards will be officially acknowledged at a ceremony during Grammy week in New York.

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