20 Things You Didn’t Know About The Grammys

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The 56th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony looms this coming Sunday, as the record industry honors the previous year’s greatest achievements in pop, rock, hip-hop, and country. Not to mention  jazz, classical, spoken word, gospel, and probably a whole bunch of other categories so overtly boring that CBS knows better than to broadcast them. 

The Grammys will probably pull into Dullsville Station often enough anyway, and (if the history of the previous half-century-plus is any indicator) the televised awards will also boast bungles, bad calls, missed opportunities, technical difficulties, and maybe the occasional recognition of the right artist at the right moment. There’s even the occasional brilliant musical performance.

So here’s hoping that Sunday’s telecast will generate one (or more) moment that’s great and/or horrible enough to make it into Grammy history. It’s a pretty great and horrible history, after all. Just check out the gallery below for an collection of highs, lows, and fun facts from the Grammys sordid and glamorous past. Some of it stuff that the music industry doesn’t want to be talking about, and some of it is stuff that’s part of the grand Grammy legacy…

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