1962 Grammy Awards

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
Record of the Year“I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” Tony Bennett
Album of the YearThe First Family, Vaughn Meader (Cadence)
Song of the Year“What Kind of Fool Am I,” Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, songwriters
Best New Artist of 1962Robert Goulet
Best Solo Vocal Performance, MaleI Left My Heart in San Francisco, Tony Bennett
Best Solo Vocal Performance, FemaleElla Swings Brightly With Nelson Riddle, Ella Fitzgerald
Best Performance By a Vocal Group“If I Had a Hammer,” Peter, Paul and Mary
Best Performance By a ChorusPresenting the New Christy Minstrels, New Christy Minstrels
Best Rock and Roll Recording“Alley Cat,” Bent Fabric (Atco)
Best Rhythm and Blues Recording“I Can't Stop Loving You,” Ray Charles (ABC)
Best Jazz Performance, Soloist or Small Group (Instrumental)“Desafinado,” Stan Getz
Best Jazz Performance, Large Group (Instrumental)Adventures in Jazz, Stan Kenton
Best Original Jazz Composition“Cast Your Fate to the Winds,” Vince Guaraldi, composer
Best Country and Western Recording“Funny Way of Laughin',” Burl Ives (Decca)
Best Gospel or Other Religious RecordingGreat Songs of Love and Faith, Mahalia Jackson (Columbia)
Best Folk Recording“If I Had a Hammer,” Peter, Paul and Mary (Warner Bros.)
Best Performance By an Orchestra for DancingFly Me to the Moon Bossa Nova, Joe Harnell
Best Performance By an Orchestra or Instrumentalist With Orchestra, Not for Jazz or DancingThe Colorful Peter Nero, Peter Nero
Best Instrumental Arrangement“Baby Elephant Walk,” Henry Mancini, arranger
Best Background Arrangement“I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” Marty Manning, arranger
Best Instrumental Theme“A Taste of Honey,” Bobby Scott and Ric Marlow, composers
Best Original Cast Show AlbumNo Strings, Richard Rodgers, composer (Capitol)
Album of the Year, ClassicalColumbia Records Presents Vladimir Horowitz, Vladimir Horowitz (Columbia)
Best Classical Performance, OrchestraStravinsky, The Firebird Ballet, Igor Stravinsky conducting Columbia Symphony
Best Classical Performance, Chamber MusicThe Heifetz-Piatigorsky Concerts With Primrose, Pennario and Guests, Jascha Heifetz, Gregor Piatigorsky and William Primrose
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (With Orchestra)Stravinsky, Concerto in D for Violin, Isaac Stern; Igor Stravinsky conducting Columbia Symphony
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist or Duo (Without Orchestra)Columbia Records Presents Vladimir Horowitz, Vladimir Horowitz
Best Opera RecordingVerdi, Aïda, Georg Solti conducting Rome Opera House Orchestra and Chorus; solos: Price, Vickers, Gorr, Merrill and Tozzi (RCA)
Best Classical Performance, ChoralBach, St. Matthew Passion, Philharmonia Choir, Wilhelm Pitz, choral director; Otto Klemperer conducting Philharmonic Orchestra
Best Classical Performance, Vocal Soloist (With or Without Orchestra)Wagner, Götterdämerung Brunnhilde's Immolation Scene; Wesendonck, Songs, Eileen Farrell; Leonard Bernstein conducting New York Philharmonic
Best Classical Composition By Contemporary ComposerThe Flood, Igor Stravinsky, composer
Best Comedy PerformanceThe First Family, Vaughn Meader
Best Documentary or Spoken Word Recording (Other Than Comedy)The Story-Teller: A Session With Charles Laughton, Charles Laughton (Capitol)
Best Recording for ChildrenSaint-Saëns, Carnival of the Animals; Britten, Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein (Columbia)
Best Album CoverLena…Lovely and Alive, Robert Jones, art director (RCA)
Best Album Cover, ClassicalThe Intimate Bach, Marvin Schwartz, art director (Capitol)
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