CLASSIC ROCK REIGNED EARLY AT THE 2024 GRAMMY AWARDS
Fresh on the heels of last night’s 2024 Grammy Awards, I’m happy to report that classic rock was not overlooked. In fact, 3 of the biggest names in classic rock won Grammys, not to mention the legends that performed at the ceremony.
Before I delve too deep into these big winners, I’d like to share a very big congratulations to Taylor Swift who broke the record of winning Album of the Year for the 4th time. The pop star surpassed some true icons who have only won this award 3 times, including Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder. And I’d like to continue by congratulating all of the other superstars of the evening who took home awards.
So, who won in classic rock you might be asking and who performed? Here’s the list:
- THE BEATLES: won for Best Video for the animated "I'm Only Dreaming” video
- DAVID BOWIE: the David Bowie documentary "Moonage Daydream," directed by Brett Morgan won for Best Music Film
- METALLICA: won for Best Metal Performance for "72 Seasons."
- BILLY JOEL: The “Piano Man” took the stage for a performance of his new song “Turn the Lights Back On”
- JONI MITCHELL: the 80 year old singer-songwriter performed her classic hit “Both Sides Now"
- TRACEY CHAPMAN: the singer-songwriter made a rare public appearance since her 2009 tour wrapped to duet her career defining hit “Fast Car” with country star Luke Combs who introduced the song to a new generation of fans with his recent cover of the song for his album, “Gettin’ Old.”