Recording Academy recognizes lifetime achievement
Posted January 16, 2013
Having unveiled Grammy nominations last week, the Recording Academy announced its Special Merit Awards on Wednesday. Internationally renowned sitarist Ravi Shankar, who died Tuesday, is among the artists who will receive this year's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Other recipients of that honor will include classical pianist Glenn Gould, jazz musician Charlie Haden, country/blues singer/songwriter Lightnin' Hopkins, pop troubadour Carole King, singer Patti Page and R&B group the Temptations.
In addition, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Leonard and Phil Chess and Alan Livingston will receive the Trustees Award; and Ikutaro Kakehashi and Dave Smith and Royer Labs have earned the Technical Grammy Award.
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