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Front Page - Friday, February 14, 2014

Brainbuster - Make your brain tingle!

The Grammy Awards show was on a few short weeks ago, and although I didn’t watch it, I read and heard that it was outrageous for several reasons. As outrageous as it may have been, one thing will always hold true about the Grammy Awards – the artists never fail to entertain, amuse, disgust, or flabbergast the viewing public. However, it’s about winning awards. After weeding through the entertainment, how much do you remember about the winning artists and their awards? Take this quiz and see how well you do.

1. What year were the Grammys first held? 1958, in Chicago; 1959, in Beverly Hills, Calif.; 1960 in New York; 1962 in Hollywood, Calif.

2. Which one of these artist never won a Grammy? Led Zeppelin; Madonna; LL Cool J; Simon and Garfunkel.

3. What year did Johnny Cash win his last Grammy? 1967; 1975; 2003; 2005.

4. Which Grammy winning album did Eric Clapton and George Harrison collaborate on in 1972? “The Concert for Bangladesh”; “No Reason to Cry”; “Wonderwall Music”; “All Things Must Pass.”

5. For which album did Fleetwood Mac win the 1977 Album of the Year Grammy? “Fleetwood Mac”; “Tusk”; “Mirage”; “Rumours.”

6. Which Grammy-winning band celebrated its 50th birthday in 2012? Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; The Rolling Stones; Pink Floyd; The O’Jays.

7. What Studio 54 staple won the 1979 Best Disco Recording Grammy? “I Will Survive,” by Gloria Gaynor; “Stayin’ Alive,” by the BeeGees; “Last Dance,” by Donna Summer; “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” By Thelma Houston.

8. Who’s the only artist to refuse a Grammy? Johnny Cash; Fiona Apple; Sinead O’Connor; Elvis.

9. Which of these artists has won an Oscar in addition to a Grammy award? Janet Jackson; Eminem; Celine Dion; Bette Midler.

10. Who was the first country music artist to win the Best New Artist Grammy? June Carter Cash; Tim McGraw; Dolly Parton; LeAnn Rimes.


1. The first Grammy Awards were held on May 4, 1959 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. 2. Led Zeppelin. Rolling Stone described Led Zeppelin as “the biggest band of the ‘70’s,” but they never won a Grammy. 3. 2003. Johnny Cash won Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 2003 for “Give My Love to Rose.” 4. “The Concert for Bangladesh” won the coveted Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1973. 5. “Rumours” won the 1977 Grammy for Album of the Year. and is Fleetwood Mac’s most successful release to date. 6. The Rolling Stones celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2012. 7. Gloria Gaynor’s anthemic “I Will Survive” became the first number one disco hit, and won the 1979 Best Disco Recording Grammy. 8. Sinead O’Connor. Sinead declined to accept the award for Best Alternative Music Performance for “I Do No Want What I Haven’t Got” in 1990. 9. In 2002, Eminem won seven Grammy Awards and an Oscar for Best Original Song for “Lose Yourself” from the movie “8 Mile.” 10. LeAnn Rimes. LeAnn Rimes is not just the youngest person to win a Grammy; at 14 years old, she was also the first country music artist to win the Best New Artist Grammy.