1966 Grammy Awards

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
Record of the Year“Strangers in the Night,” Frank Sinatra
Album of the YearSinatra: A Man and His Music, Frank Sinatra (Reprise)
Song of the Year“Michelle,” John Lennon and Paul McCartney, songwriters
Best Vocal Performance, Male“Strangers in the Night,” Frank Sinatra
Best Vocal Performance, Female“If He Walked Into My Life,” Eydie Gormé
Best Performance By a Vocal Group“A Man and a Woman,” Anita Kerr Singers
Best Performance By a Chorus“Somewhere, My Love” (Lara's Theme From Dr. Zhivago), Ray Conniff and Singers
Best Contemporary (Rock and Roll) Recording“Winchester Cathedral,” New Vaudeville Band (Fontana)
Best Contemporary (Rock and Roll) Solo Vocal Performance, Male or Female“Eleanor Rigby,” Paul McCartney
Best Contemporary (Rock and Roll) Group Performance, Vocal or Instrumental“Monday, Monday,” Mamas and the Papas
Best Rhythm and Blues Recording“Crying Time,” Ray Charles (ABC/Paramount)
Best Rhythm and Blues Solo Vocal Performance, Male or Female“Crying Time,” Ray Charles
Best Rhythm and Blues Group, Vocal or Instrumental“Hold It Right There,” Ramsey Lewis
Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Group or Soloist With Group“Goin' Out of My Head,” Wes Montgomery
Best Original Jazz Composition“In the Beginning God,” Duke Ellington, composer
Best Country and Western Song“Almost Persuaded,” Billy Sherrill and Glenn Sutton, songwriters
Best Country and Western Recording“Almost Persuaded,” David Houston (Epic)
Best Country and Western Vocal Performance, Male“Almost Persuaded,” David Houston
Best Country and Western Vocal Performance, Female“Don't Touch Me,” Jeannie Seely
Best Sacred Recording (Musical)Grand Old Gospel, Porter Wagoner and the Blackwood Brothers (RCA)
Best Folk RecordingBlues in the Street, Cortelia Clark (RCA)
Best Instrumental Arrangement“What Now My Love,” Herb Alpert, arranger
Best Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist or Instrumentalist“Strangers in the Night,” Ernie Freeman, arranger
Best Instrumental ThemeBatman Theme,” Neal Hefti, composer
Best Instrumental Performance (Other Than Jazz)“What Now My Love,” Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
Best Score From an Original Cast Show AlbumMame, Jerry Herman, composer (Columbia)
Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television ShowDr. Zhivago, Maurice Jarre, composer
Album of the Year, ClassicalIves, Symphony No. 1 in D Minor, Morton Gould conducting Chicago Symphony (RCA)
Best Classical Performance, OrchestraMahler, Symphony No. 6 in A Minor, Erich Leinsdorf conducting Boston Symphony
Best Chamber Music Performance, Instrumental or VocalBoston Symphony Chamber Players, Boston Symphony Chamber Players
Best Classical Music Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (With or Without Orchestra)Baroque Guitar, Julian Bream
Best Opera RecordingWagner, Die Walkure, Georg Solti conducting Vienna Philharmonic; solos: Nilsson, Crespin, Ludwig, King and Hotter (London)
Best Classical Choral Performance (Other Than Opera) (tie)Handel, Messiah, Robert Shaw conducting Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra
Ives, Music for Chorus, Gregg Smith conducting Columbia Chamber Orchestra, Gregg Smith Singers and Ithaca College Concert Choir; George Bragg conducting Texas Boys Choir
Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance (With or Without Orchestra)Prima Donna, Leontyne Price; Francesco Molinari-Pradelli conducting RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra
Best Comedy PerformanceWonderfulness, Bill Cosby
Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama RecordingEdward R. Murrow: A Reporter Remembers—Vol. I The War Years, Edward R. Murrow (Columbia)
Best Recording for ChildrenDr. Seuss Presents: “If I Ran the Zoo” and “Sleep Book,” Marvin Miller (RCA)
Best Album Cover, Graphic ArtsRevolver, Klaus Voormann, graphic artist (Capitol)
Best Album Cover, PhotographyConfessions of a Broken Man, Les Leverette, photographer; Robert Jones, art director (RCA)
Best Album NotesSinatra at the Sands, Stan Cornyn, annotator (Reprise)
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