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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 2009: Radiohead Performs 2

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2009

Radiohead perform with the USC Marching Band during the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles.

Grammy Awards 2009: Stevie Wonder and Jonas Brothers perform

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2009

The Jonas Brothers perform with Stevie Wonder during the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles.

Grammy Awards 2009: u2 performs

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2009 (U2)

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

Slash; Jamie Foxx

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: Musician Slash (L) and singer Jamie Foxx perform onstage during the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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2010 (Slash and Jamie Foxx)

Slash and Jamie Foxx perform during the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on January 31st, 2010, in Los Angeles.

Taylor Swift; Stevie Nicks

Musicians Taylor Swift and Stevie Nicks perform onstage during the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

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2010 (Taylor Swift and Stevie Nicks)

Taylor Swift and Stevie Nicks perform during the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on January 31st, 2010, in Los Angeles.

Lady Gaga and Elton John

(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: *EXCLUSIVE* Lady Gaga and Elton John attends the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

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2010 (Lady Gaga and Elton John)

Lady Gaga and Elton John attend the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on January 31st, 2010 in Los Angeles.

Bob Dylan

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Bob Dylan performs onstage during The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

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2011 (Bob Dylan)

Bob Dylan performs during the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 13th, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Justin Bieber; Cee Lo Green

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: (Exclusive Coverage) Justin Bieber and Cee Lo Green attends The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

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2011 (Justin Bieber and Cee Lo Green)

Justin Bieber and Cee Lo Green attend the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 13th, 2011, in Los Angeles. 

Alicia Keys; Bonnie Raitt

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singers Alicia Keys (L) and Bonnie Raitt perform onstage at The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)

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2012 (Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt)

Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt perform at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 12th, 2012, in Los Angeles.

Dave Grohl; Sir Paul McCartney; Bruce Springsteen; Joe Walsh

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Dave Grohl, Sir Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Joe Walsh attend The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

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2012 (Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Joe Walsh)

Dave Grohl, Sir Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Joe Walsh attend the 54th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 12th, 2012 in Los Angeles.

Zac Brown; T Bone Burnett; Mavis Staples

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Musicians Zac Brown, T Bone Burnett and Mavis Staples perform onstage at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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2013 (Zac Brown, T Bone Burnett and Mavis Staples)

Zac Brown, T Bone Burnett and Mavis Staples perform at the 55th Annual GrammyAwards at the Staples Center on February 10th, 2013 in Los Angeles.

Frank Ocean

LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 10: Frank Ocean performs at THE 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS. The music industry's premier event will take place Sunday, Feb. 10 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT), at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)

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2013 (Frank Ocean)

Frank Ocean performs at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Josh Homme; Dave Grohl

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Josh Homme (L) of Queens of the Stone Age and Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/WireImage)

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2014 (Josh Homme, Dave Grohl)

Josh Homme and Dave Grohl attend the 56th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on January 26th, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo; Pharrell William; Thomas Bangalter; Daft Punk

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Pharrell Williams, and Thomas Bangalter attend the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage)

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2014 (Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams)

Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams attend the 56th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on January 26th, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Mary J. Blige; Sam Smith

LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 8: Mary J. Blige & Sam Smith perform during The 57th Annual Grammy Awards, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)

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2015 (Mary J. Blige and Sam Smith)

Mary J. Blige and Sam Smith perform during the 57th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 8th, 2015

Hozier; Annie Lennox

Hozier and Annie Lennox perform on stage at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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2015 (Hozier and Annie Lennox)

Hozier and Annie Lennox perform at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8th, 2015.

Paul McCartney; Rihanna; Kanye West

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Musicians Paul McCartney, Rihanna and Kanye West perform onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)

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2015 (Paul McCartney, Rihanna and Kanye West)

Paul McCartney, Rihanna and Kanye West perform during the 57th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 8th, 2015 in Los Angeles.

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