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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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  • Daryl P. Friedman

    Daryl P. Friedman

    Chief Industry, Government, and Member Relations Officer, Recording Academy

    "As the organization that represents music's creators, the Recording Academy is grateful for the introduction of this comprehensive package. The Academy's songwriter, performer, producer, and engineer members in every state will advocate for passage..."

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  • Gabriel Abaroa, Jr.

    Gabriel Abaroa, Jr.

    President and CEO, The Latin Recording Academy

    "We wish to offer a well-earned tribute to the extraordinary career and legacy of the great teacher, musician, composer, and pianist, José Antonio Abreu, who passed in Caracas, Venezuela..."

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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

    "Robert Mann was a devoted instrumentalist serving a remarkable 51 years as the founding first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet. As a member of the internationally renowned ensemble, Robert received 16 Grammy nominations..."

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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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  • Neil Portnow

    Neil Portnow

    President and CEO, Recording Academy

    "Paul Buckmaster was a legendary arranger, composer, and conductor recognized for bringing his majestic orchestrations to pop and rock recordings for nearly 50 years. His compositions brought a unique sound to a diverse collection of recordings..."

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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

    "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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