The Beatles get 3 Grammy Awards

Wednesday, February 26, 1997
Grammy Awards
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Madison Square Garden, New York City

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The 39th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 26, 1997, at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The Beatles won 3 awards during this night:

  • Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, for “Free As A Bird”
  • Best Music Video, Short Form – Vincent Joliet (video producer), Joe Pytka (video director) & The Beatles for “Free as a Bird”
  • Best Music Video, Long Form – Chips Chipperfield, Neil Aspinall (video producers), Bob Smeaton, Geoff Wonfor (video directors) & The Beatles for The Beatles Anthology


[…] this was also a fabulous GRAMMY night for the Beatles, who won Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for their special “reunion” track “Free As A Bird” from Anthology 1. Director Joe Pytka’s video for “Free As A Bird” also won for Best Music Video, Short Form, while the Anthology itself won the honors for Best Music Video, Long Form. Not bad for a band that won their last GRAMMY not yesterday, but nearly 30 years prior.

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