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20 Awesome Moments in Retro Grammy History

From a vampiric David Bowie to awkward Milli Vanilli, relive Grammy madness from 1971-1991

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We look back at strange, funny and just plain awkward Grammy moments from the Seventies through the Nineties.

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No major awards show gets maligned more than the Grammys. They’ve certainly invited criticism by refusing to give Bob Dylan a single award until 1979 and deciding Jethro Tull were more metal than Metallica, but almost every musician still dreams of winning a golden gramophone. The ceremony has changed a lot over the past six decades, gradually shifting from a formal event where men in tuxedos read dry speeches to the bombastic, performance-driven spectacular of today. We combed the archives to find the weirdest and coolest moments from the Grammys’ distant past.


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