GRAMMYS: Macca, Brian and Bonnie Win, Elton Performs in Levon Tribute
Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson and Bonnie Raitt won big awards Sunday at the Grammy Awards, although their triumphs were limited to the pre-telecast portion of the day, which was streamed on the Web.
- McCartney took his 16th total Grammy when his album of standards, Kisses on the Bottom, was named Best Traditional Pop Album. Earlier this year, Paul McCartney and Wings' 1974 effort, Band on the Run, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
- Wilson and The Beach Boys won Best Historical Album for The Smile Sessions (Deluxe Box Set). Unbelievably, it's only Wilson's second career Grammy.
- Raitt took the honors for Best Americana Album with Slipstream for her 10th career win, and she later presented an award on the telecast with John Mayer, while Dr. John won Best Blues Album for Locked Down. That's his seventh Grammy win.
Other awards included...
- Reggae pioneer Jimmy Cliff's win for Best Reggae Album award for Rebirth, while George Harrison's pal, the late Ravi Shankar won Best World Music Album for The Living Room Sessions Part One.
- Janis Ian, another veteran artist, picked up a Best Spoken Word Album Grammy for Society's Child: My Autobiography.
- Also of note, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which won Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, includes a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" with vocals by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O.