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Grammys’ Memorable Moments, 1975 to 2009

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

David Bowie; Art Garfunkel; Paul Simon; Yoko Ono; John Lennon; Roberta Flack

Musicians (L-R) David Bowie, Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon, Yoko Ono, John Lennon and Roberta Flack, attending the Grammy Awards at the Uris Theater, New York, March 1st 1975. (Photo by Tim Boxer/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

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David Bowie, Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon, Yoko Ono and John Lennon at the Uris Theater in New York City, New York for the 1975 Grammy Awards.

Grammy Awards: 1975: Bette Midler and Stevie Wonder

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1975 (Bette Midler and Stevie Wonder)

Bette Midler and Stevie Wonder, winner for Album of the Year, at the Uris Theater in New York City during the 1975 Grammy Awards.

GRAMMY REWIND: Blondie 1980

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1980 (Debbie Harry and George Burns)

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

Grammy Awards: 1983: Grace Jones and Rick James

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1983 (Grace Jones and Rick James)

Grace Jones and Rick James at the 1983 Grammy Awards.

Grammy REWIND: Michael Jackson wins for Thriller 1984

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1984 (Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones)

Michael Jackson with Quincy Jones at the 26th Annual Grammy Awards in February 1984 at what turned out to be a monster night 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.

Grammy Awards: 1984: Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart

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1984 (The Eurythmics)

Annie Lennox, dressed as Elvis Presley, and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics at the 1984 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 28th, 1984.

Grammy Awards: 1985: Cyndi Lauper and Hulk Hogan

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1985 (Cyndi Lauper and Hulk Hogan)

Cyndi Lauper celebrates her win for Best New Artist with her date, Hulk Hogan, during the 1985 Grammy Awards.

Grammy Awards: 1985: Tina Turner and Lionel Richie

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1985 (Tina Turner and Lionel Richie)

Tina Turner, winner of Best Female Rock Vocal, and Lionel Richie, winner for Song of the Year with 'We Are the World', celebrate their Grammy wins on February 26th, 1985 in Los Angeles.

Grammy Awards: 1985: Whitney Houston

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1985 (Whitney Houston)

Whitney Houston poses with her Grammy for Best Pop Female Vocal performance with "Saving All My Love For You" at the 1985 Grammy Awards.

GRAMMYS REWIND: Beastie Boys 1987.

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1987 (The Beastie Boys and DMC)

The Beastie Boys attend the 1987 Grammy Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

GRAMMYS REWIND: MJ Peforms 1988

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1988 (Michael Jackson)

Michael Jackson performs at the Grammy Awards on March 2nd, 1988, at Radio City Music Hall.

Grammy Awards: 1993: Eric Clapton

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1993 (Eric Clapton)

Eric Clapton poses with the six Grammys he won at the 1993 Grammy Awards. His song "Tears in Heaven" won as both Record and Song of the Year, and his album Unplugged won as Album of the Year.

Grammy Awards: 1993: Mariah Carey and Magic Johnson

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1993 (Mariah Carey and Magic Johnson)

 Mariah Carey and Magic Johnson at the 1993 Grammy Awards.

Grammy Awards: 1993: Metallica

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1993 (Metallica)

Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Jason Newsted of Metallica, winners of Best Metal Performance at the 1993 Grammy Awards.

Grammy Awards: 1994: Sting

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1994 (Sting)

Sting holds one of three Grammy Awards he won in 1994 at Radio City Music Hall. Sting won for Best Pop Male Vocalist, and two technical awards for Best Engineered Album and Best Music Video.

GRAMMY REWIND: Boys II Men 1995

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1995 (Boyz II Men)

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

Grammy Awards: 1995: Bruce Springsteen

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1995 (Bruce Springsteen)

Bruce Springsteen holds his four 1995 Grammy awards for Song of the Year, Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television for his song "Streets of Philadelphia."

Grammy Awards: 1996: Joni Mitchell and Coolio

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1996 (Joni Mitchell and Coolio)

Joni Mitchell and Coolio at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.

Grammy Awards: 1996: Mary J. Blige

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1996 (Mary J. Blige)

Mary J. Blige holds the Grammy award she received for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need To Get By," which also featured Method Man, during the 38th Annual Grammy Awards on February 28th, 1996, in Los Angeles.

GRAMMY REWIND: Coolio 1996

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1996 (Coolio)

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

Grammy Awards: 1996: TLC

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1996

Members of the musical group TLC hold some of the awards they won during the 38th Annual Grammy Awards 25 February in Los Angeles. The group won three awards including best rhythm and blues performance by a group and best rhythm and blues album.

Grammy Awards: 1997: Brandy, Wyclef Jean, Rita Marley, and Lauryn Hill

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1997

Brandy, Wyclef Jean, Rita Marley and Lauryn Hill at the 1997 Grammy Awards.

Grammy REWIND: RAGE 1997

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1997

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

Grammy Performances: Clapton and Babyface - Feb 26, 1997

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1997

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.

Grammy Awards: 1997: Bruce Springsteen and Beck

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1997

Bruce Springsteen and Beck at The 39th Annual Grammy Awards in 1997.

Grammy Awards: 1997: Jewel

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1997

Scott Weiland, Jewel, and Steve Winwood at the 39th Annual Grammy Awards on February 26, 1997

Grammy Awards: 1997: Smashing Pumpkins

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1997

The Smashing Pumpkins with their Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance on February 26, 1997 in New York City.

Grammy Awards: 1998: Bob Dylan and Fiona Apple

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1998

Bob Dylan and Fiona Apple at the 1998 Grammy Awards on February 25, 1998.

Grammy Performances: Bob Dylan Soy Bomb - Feb 25, 1998

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1998

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.

Grammy Performances: Madonna - Feb 24, 1999

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1999

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

Grammy Performances: Steven Tyler - Feb 24, 1999

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1999

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

Grammy Performances: Britney Spears - Feb 23, 2000

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2000

Britney Spears performs at the Grammys on February 23, 2000. Spears was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

GRAMMYS REWIND: OZZIE 2000

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2000

Ozzy Osbourne arrives at the 42nd Grammy Awards Ceremony with his family in Los Angeles, CA, 23 February, 2000. Osbourne's group 'Black Sabbath' won a Grammy for Best Metal Performance for the song 'Iron Man' on the album 'Reunion'.

GRAMMY REWIND: Lil Bow Wow and Madonna : 2001

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2001

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

GRAMMY REWIND: Bono 2001

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2001

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

Grammy Rewind: ELTON AND EMINEM 2001

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2001

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.

Grammy Performances: Christina Aguilera - Feb 21, 2001

2001

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

Grammy Performances: Destiny's Child - Feb 21, 2001

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2001

Destiny's Child at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 21, 2001

Grammy Performances: U2 - Feb 26, 2002

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2002

U2 performs during the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

Grammy Performances: Aguilera, Mya, Kim, Pink, Labelle - Feb 27, 2002

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2002

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

GRAMMY REWIND: Lil Kim 2002

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2002

Lil' Kim arrives at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 27, 2002.

Grammy Performances: Springsteen and Costello - Feb 23, 2003

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2003

Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello perform at the 2003 Grammy Awards in New York City, February 23, 2003.

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