1969 Grammy Awards

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
Record of the Year“Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,” 5th Dimension
Album of the YearBlood, Sweat and Tears, Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)
Song of the Year“Games People Play,” Joe South, songwriter
Best New Artist of 1969Crosby, Stills and Nash
Best Contemporary Song“Games People Play,” Joe South, songwriter
Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Male“Everybody's Talkin',” Harry Nilsson
Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Female“Is That All There Is,” Peggy Lee
Best Contemporary Vocal Performance By a Group“Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,” 5th Dimension
Best Contemporary Performance By a Chorus“Love Theme From Romeo and Juliet,” Percy Faith Orchestra and Chorus
Best Contemporary Instrumental Performance“Variations on a Theme by Eric Satie,” Blood, Sweat and Tears
Best Rhythm and Blues Song“Color Him Father,” Richard Spencer, songwriter
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Male“The Chokin' Kind,” Joe Simon
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Female“Share Your Love With Me,” Aretha Franklin
Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance By a Group or Duo“It's Your Thing,” Isley Brothers
Best Rhythm and Blues Instrumental Performance“Games People Play,” King Curtis
Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Small Group or Soloist With Small GroupWillow Weep for Me, Wes Montgomery
Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Large Group or Soloist With Large Group“Walking in Space,” Quincy Jones
Best Country Song“A Boy Named Sue,” Shel Silverstein, songwriter
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male“A Boy Named Sue,” Johnny Cash
Best Country Vocal Performance, FemaleStand by Your Man, Tammy Wynette
Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group“MacArthur Park,” Waylon Jennings and the Kimberlys
Best Country Instrumental PerformanceThe Nashville Brass Featuring Danny Davis Play More Nashville Sounds, Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass
Best Gospel Performance“In Gospel Country,” Porter Wagoner and the Blackwood Brothers
Best Soul Gospel PerformanceOh Happy Day, Edwin Hawkins Singers
Best Sacred Performance“Ain't That Beautiful Singing,” Jake Hess
Best Folk PerformanceClouds, Joni Mitchell
Best Instrumental Arrangement“Love Theme From Romeo and Juliet,” Henry Mancini, arranger
Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)“Spinning Wheel,” Fred Lipsius, arranger
Best Instrumental ThemeMidnight Cowboy, John Barry, composer
Best Score From an Original Cast Show AlbumPromises, Promises, Burt Bacharach and Hal Davis, composers (Liberty)
Best Original Score Written for Motion Picture or TelevisionButch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Burt Bacharach, composer
Album of the Year, ClassicalSwitched-On Bach, Walter Carlos (Columbia)
Best Classical Performance, OrchestraBoulez Conducts Debussy, Vol. 2 “Images Pour Orchestre,” Pierre Boulez conducting Cleveland Orchestra
Best Chamber Music PerformanceGabrieli, Antiphonal Music of Gabrieli (Canzoni for Brass Choirs), the Philadelphia, Cleveland and Chicago Brass ensembles
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (With or Without Orchestra)Switched-On Bach, Walter Carlos
Best Opera RecordingWagner, Siegfried, Herbert von Karajan conducting Berlin Philharmonic; solos: Thomas, Stewart, Stolze, Dernesch, Keleman, Dominguez, Gayer and Ridderbusch (Deutsche Grammophon)
Best Choral Performance (Other Than Opera)Berio, Sinfonia, Swingle Singers; Ward Swingle, choral master; Luciano Berio conducting New York Philharmonic
Best Vocal Soloist Performance, ClassicalBarber, Two Scenes From “Antony and Cleopatra”; Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Leontyne Price; Thomas Schippers conducting New Philharmonia
Best Comedy RecordingBill Cosby, Bill Cosby (Uni)
Best Spoken Word RecordingWe Love You, Call Collect, Art Linkletter and Diane (Word/Capitol)
Best Recording for ChildrenPeter, Paul and Mommy, Peter, Paul and Mary (Warner Bros.)
Best Album CoverAmerica the Beautiful, Evelyn J. Kelbish, painting; David Stahlberg, graphics (Skye)
Best Album NotesNashville Skyline, Johnny Cash, annotator (Columbia)
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