The Beatles receive 10 Grammy Awards nominations

Sunday, February 13, 1966

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On this day, the Grammy Awards Committee announced the nominees for the 8th Annual Grammy Awards, to be held on March 15, 1966. The Beatles got ten nominations, six for the song “Yesterday” and four for the album “Help!“. In the end, they failed to win any of those awards.

Those nominations were:

  • For the song “Yesterday
    • Record of the year (Winner: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, “A Taste Of Honey“)
    • Song of the year (Winner: “The Shadow Of Your Smile“)
    • Best vocal performance, male: Paul McCartney (Winner: Frank Sinatra, for “It Was A Very Good Year“)
    • Best contemporary (rock and roll) single (Winner: Roger Miller, for “King Of The Road“)
    • Best contemporary (rock and roll) vocal performance, male: Paul McCartney (Winner: Roger Miller, for “King Of The Road“)
    • Best arrangement accompanying a vocalist or instrumentalist: George Martin (Winner: Gordon Jenkins, for “It Was A Very Good Year“)
  • For the album “Help!
    • Album of the year (Winner: Frank Sinatra, “September Of My Years“)
    • Best performance by a vocal group: The Beatles (Winner: Anita Kerr Quartet, for “We Dig Mancini“)
    • Best contemporary (rock and roll) performance by a group, vocal or instrumental: The Beatles (Winner: Statler Brothers, for “Flowers On The Wall“)
    • Best original score, motion picture or TV show: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ken Thorne (Winner: Robert Arnbruster Orchestra, for “The Sandpiper“)

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