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  • Neil Portnow

    Neil Portnow

    President and CEO, Recording Academy

    "As an accomplished guitarist, producer, and songwriter, Grammy winner Reggie Lucas was highly regarded as a versatile music creator. Having first achieved success playing guitar in Miles Davis' band while still a teenager, Reggie went on to work..."

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  • Neil Portnow

    Neil Portnow

    President and CEO, Recording Academy

    "Grammy winner Gary Burden was a legendary artist praised for conceiving designs for many classic album covers for more than 40 years. A pioneer in his field, Burden played a significant role in conceptualizing album packaging..."

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  • Neil Portnow

    Neil Portnow

    President and CEO, Recording Academy

    "As lead vocalist of The Temptations, three-time Grammy winner Dennis Edwards helped define Detroit soul in the late 1960s as the music of Motown acts was becoming more socially aware. During his tenure with the legendary quintet, Edwards contributed..."

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  • Neil Portnow

    Neil Portnow

    President and CEO, Recording Academy

    "Six-time Grammy winner Glen Campbell was, and always will be, an American treasure. In a career spanning more than six decades, Glen contributed to countless hits as part of the renowned group of session musicians known as The Wrecking Crew..."

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  • Neil Portnow

    Neil Portnow

    President and CEO, Recording Academy

    "Shelley Berman helped lead a movement that re-defined stand-up comedy in the late '50s and into the '60s. Not only an accomplished comedian, actor, and author, Shelley was among the new breed of comedians who made a significant impact..."

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  • Neil Portnow

    Neil Portnow

    President and CEO, Recording Academy

    "With Steely Dan partner Donald Fagen, Walter Becker created some of the smartest, most artful rock to ever hit the charts. Brimming with irony and filed in with brush strokes of jazz and R&B, three of the group's albums..."

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  • Neil Portnow

    Neil Portnow

    President and CEO, Recording Academy

    "Howard Carroll was a legendary gospel musician, contributing to the success of the Grammy winning quartet The Dixie Hummingbirds during their peak period starting after World War II. The group earned four Grammy nominations..."

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  • Neil Portnow

    Neil Portnow

    President and CEO, Recording Academy

    "Our Recording Academy family is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of rock and roll visionary Fats Domino. In a career spanning more than five decades, Domino charmed audiences with his smooth vocals, boogie-woogie piano style..."

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  • Neil Portnow

    Neil Portnow

    President and CEO, Recording Academy

    "Robert Guillaume was a universally respected stage, television, and voice actor best known for his award-winning portrayal of Benson on the sitcom 'Soap' and its spinoff 'Benson'. The versatile Guillaume earned a Grammy for Best Spoken World Album..."

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  • Neil Portnow

    Neil Portnow

    President and CEO, Recording Academy

    "Jon Hendricks was a highly acclaimed singer and songwriter who helped bring the jazz vocal technique vocalese to a vast audience in the 1950s and 1960s. No stranger to the Recording Academy, Hendricks' jazz ensemble Lambert, Hendricks & Ross earned..."

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