Songwriting legend Burt Bacharach, the Band and late jazz vocalist Cab Calloway are among the acts that will receive the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement award at the upcoming 50th annual Grammy Awards.
Swing vocalist Doris Day, Israeli violinist Itzhak Perlman, jazz drummer Max Roach and bluegrass innovator Earl Scruggs will also receive Lifetime Grammys. ...
The honors, given for ‘‘lifelong artistic contributions to the recording medium’’ will be doled out at a private event on Feb. 9 and publicly the next day during the televised ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Music industry veteran Clarence Avant, Elektra founder Jac Holzman and Willie Mitchell (who signed and produced Al Green) will receive the Academy’s Trustees Award, for ‘‘outstanding contributions to the industry in a non-performing capacity.’’ AMPEX Corporation and late engineer John Eargle have been named recipients of the Technical Grammy.
Lifetime Achievement honorees at the 49th annual awards ceremony held earlier this year included the Doors, Joan Baez and the Grateful Dead.