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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.

GRAMMYS REWIND: Lou Reed and DAVE 2003

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2003

Lou Reed and Dave Grohl speak on stage during the 45th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on February 23, 2003 in New York City.

Grammy Performances: Outkast - Feb 8, 2004

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2004

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

Grammy Performances: Prince and Beyonce - Feb 8,2004

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2004

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

GRAMMY REWIND: Beyonce 2004

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2004

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

GRAMMY REWIND: Justin Timberlake 2004

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2004

Justin Timberlake celebrates at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards on February 8, 2004 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Grammy Performances: Sting and Sean Paul - Feb 8, 2004

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2004

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

Grammy Performances: Sting, Dave Matthews, Vince Gill - Feb 8, 2004

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2004

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.

Grammy Performances: Green Day - Feb 13, 2005

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2005

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

Grammy Performances: Stevie Wonder and Norah Jones - Feb 13, 2005

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2005

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

Grammy Performances: J Lo and Marc Anthony - Feb 13, 2005

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2005

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

Grammy Performances: James Brown and Usher - Feb 13, 2005

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2005

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

Grammy Performances: Kanye - Feb 13, 2005

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2005

Kanye West performs "Jesus Walks" during the 47th Annual Grammy Awards on February 13, 2005 in Los Angeles.

Grammy Performances: Melissa Ethridge and Joss Stone - Feb 13, 2005

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2005

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.

Grammy Performances: Kanye and Jamie Foxx - Feb 8, 2006

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2006

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

Grammy Performances: Madonna - Feb 8, 2006

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2006

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

Grammy Performances: The Edge, Bruce, Costello - Feb 8, 2006

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2006

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.

GRAMMY REWIND: Green Day 2006

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2006

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.

Grammy Performances: Sly Stone - Feb 8, 2006

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2006

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.

Grammy Performances: Paul McCartney, JayZ, Chester - Feb 8, 2006

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2006

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.

Grammy Awards: 2006: U2 and Gwen Stefani

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2006

Larry Mullen Jr., Bono and The Edge of U2 accept the award for Best Rock Album from presenter Gwen Stefani at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards on February 8, 2006 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Grammy Performances: Chris Brown - Feb 11, 2007

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2007

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

Grammy Performances: Corinne Bailey Rae and John Mayer - Feb 11, 2007

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2007

Corinne Bailey Rae performs with John Mayer at the 49th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 11, 2007.

Grammy Performances: Gnarls Barkley - Feb 11, 2007

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2007

Gnarls Barkley perform at the 49th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 11, 2007.

Grammy Performances: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Feb 11, 2007

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2007

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

Grammy Performances: Sting - Feb 11, 2007

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2007

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

GRAMMY REWIND: Ludacris 2007

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2007

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

Grammy Performances: Justin Timberlake - Feb 11, 2007

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2007

Justin Timberlake performs at the Grammys, February 11, 2007.

GRAMMYS REWIND: Ike Turner 2007

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2007

Ike Turner receives the Grammy award for best traditional blues album at the 2007 Grammy Awards.

GRAMMYS REWIND: Chris Brown Lionel and Smokey 2007

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2007

Lionel Richie, Chris Brown and Smokey Robinson during The 49th Annual GRAMMY Awards – Show at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Grammy Performances: The Dixies Chicks - Feb 11, 2007

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2007

The Dixie Chicks perform at the Grammy Awards, February 11, 2007.

 

GRAMMY REWIND: Christina Aguilera 2007

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2007

Christina Aguilera wins a Grammy award for best female pop vocal performance at the 2007 Grammy awards.

Grammys 2008: FOO FIGHTERS

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2008

The Foo Fighters accept the award for Best Rock Album at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 10, 2008 in Los Angeles.

GRAMMYS 2008: Aretha

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2008

Aretha Franklin and Bebe Winans perform during the 50th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 10, 2008 in Los Angeles.

GRAMMY 2008: Prince and ALicia

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2008

Alicia Keys accepts her award from Prince for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 50th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 10, 2008.

GRAMMY 2008: Yoko and Beyonce

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2008

Yoko Ono and Beyonce meet briefly on the red carpet at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2008 in Los Angeles.

GRAMMYS 2008: Herbie Hancock

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2008

Album of the Year winner Herbie Hancock accepts his award from Usher and Quincy Jones at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 10, 2008.

GRAMMYS 2008: Rihanna

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2008

Jay-Z joins Rihanna as they accept the award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 50th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 10, 2008.

GRAMMYS 2008: Wine Wins wi mom

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2008

Amy Winehouse hugs her mother after receiving the Record of the Year award for "Back to Black" during the 50th Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2008 in London.

Grammy Awards 2009: coldplay and jay-z perform

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2009

Jay-Z briefly joins Coldplay onstage at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles.

Grammy Awards 2009: krauss and plant record of the year

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2009

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss receive the Record of the Year trophy during the 51st annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 8, 2009.

Grammy Awards 2009: M.I.A. performs with kanye lil wayne

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2009

Kanye West, Lill Wayne and a very pregnant M.I.A. perform as part of the "rap pack" at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles.

Grammy Awards 2009: Paul McCartney performs

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2009

Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl perform the Beatles' "I Saw Her Standing There" during the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles.

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