Gary Reeder
the first Grammy was in 1959 and there
Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 16:03

were no rockers nominated. This was the list of folks that were among the nominated.. Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Gene Autry, Johnny Mercer, Henry Mancini and André Previn—gathered for a black-tie dinner and awards presentation inside the Grand Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton. That was in 1959. Buddy Holly died in a plane crash a few months before that. The Grammy people weren't ready to accept rock & roll at that time. It was considered a teen age fad.

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