John Lennon and Paul McCartney win five BMI Awards each

April 1966

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At the annual BMI Awards, John Lennon and Paul McCartney won five awards each, for the songs “Eight Days A Week“, “Help!“, “Ticket To Ride“, “We Can Work It Out“, and “Yesterday“.

From BMI Film & TV Awards – Wikipedia:

The BMI Film & TV Awards are accolades presented annually by Broadcast Music, Inc., honoring songwriters, composers, and music publishers in various genres. Based in the United States, the awards include the BMI Christian Awards, BMI Country Awards, BMI Film and TV Awards, BMI Latin Awards, BMI London Awards, BMI Pop Awards, BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, and the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Honors. The main pop music award was founded in 1952.

Jobete & Its Writers Top BMI Awards

NEW YORK – 99 writers and 68 publishers of 91 songs licensed by BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) received BMI Citations of Achievement for success in pop music during the calendar year 1965. BMI awards are presented annually, and are based on trade paper polls of national popularity and public acceptance, reflecting record and sheet music sales, radio and television performances, coin machine plays and other factors measured in these polls.

Top writer-award winners are Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland, with eight awards each, and top publisher-award winner is Jobete Music Co., Inc., with 12 awards.

Other multiple writer-award winners include John Lennon and Paul McCartney, five awards each, Sonny Bono, Bob Crewe, Mick Jagger, Roger Miller, Keith Richard, William Robinson and Kenny Young, three awards each. Other multiple publisher-award winners include Maclen Music, Inc., five awards; Tree Publishing Co., Inc., four; and Lois Publishing Company, Saturday Music, Inc., T. M. Music, Inc. and Trio Music Co., Inc., all with three awards.

BMI hosted a dinner-dance in honor of the winning writers and publishers in the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Pierre here last Tuesday (12). While BMI did not go through the technicality of presenting its Citations to winners, president Bob Sour, president of BMI, made humorous comment on the awards with a self-penned and self-performed novelty song. About 300 tradesters and their wives attended the affair.

From Cashbox – April 23, 1966
From Cashbox – April 23, 1966
From Cashbox – April 23, 1966

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