Neil Young, the Grateful Dead, Elvis Costello and others have no Grammy, so why does Jethro Tull?

By David Browne
February 16, 1990 at 05:00 AM EST

Neil Young, the Grateful Dead, Elvis Costello, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Pete Seeger, the Who, and Sly and the Family Stone have never brought home a Grammy. But look who has:
1958 Record of the Year goes to Domenico Modugno’s ”Volare” in a year that saw the Everly Brothers’ ”All I Have to Do Is Dream” and Danny and the Juniors’ ”At the Hop.”
1963 Still not getting it, Grammy voters award Best Rock & Roll Recording to Nino Tempo and April Stevens’ lush ”Deep Purple.”
1964 Even though the Beatles walk away with Best New Artist and Best Performance by a Vocal Group (for A Hard Day’s Night), Best Rock & Roll Recording goes to Petula Clark’s ”Downtown.”
1965 It was the year of ”Like a Rolling Stone” and ”(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” but voters think Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass’ ”A Taste of Honey” is Record of the Year.
1967 Elvis Presley wins his first Grammy — for his How Great Thou Art gospel album.
1968 Many associate this year with the ”White Album” or Beggars Banquet, but Glen Campbell’s By the Time I Get to Phoenix is voted Album of the Year.
1972 Elvis Presley wins his second Grammy — for his He Touched Me gospel album.
1974 Olivia Newton-John’s diabetes-inducing ”I Honestly Love You” captures Record of the Year.
1978 New wave? What new wave? Best New Artist goes to A Taste of Honey (”Boogie Oogie Oogie”) over Elvis Costello and the Cars.
1982 As a result of Willie Nelson’s rerecording, ”Always on My Mind” wins the prestigious Song of the Year — even though it was written in 1971.
1988 Metallica seem a sure bet to walk off with the new award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance. And the winner is Jethro Tull, who haven’t played anything approximating either genre since the ’70s.

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