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Grammys’ Memorable Moments, 1975 to 2009

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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: 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.