Homies with Grammys

The first Grammy design

The first Grammy design, used from 1958 to 1962.

The Grammy Museum Experience

Newark, N.J.

at home in Newark

Sarah Vaugan LP

Sarah Vaughan was born in Newark and attended Newark Arts High School. She received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1989.

The Four Seasons

This is the band the play Jersey Boys is based on. They are from Newark where Frankie Valli was born. The Four Seasons never won a Grammy but were nominated twice.

Jersey boys costume

Jersey Boys did win a Grammy in 2011 for Best Musical Show Album. This is a costume from the Broadway play.

Bruce Springsteen's drummer

Max Weinberg’s drum kit. Weinberg was born in Newark. He is the drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band and they have a boatload of Grammys.

the big winners

Bruce Springsteen set list

A Bruce Springsteen set list. Bruce was born in Long Branch, grew up in Freehold and lives in Colts Neck. He has won 20 Grammys.

Frank Sinatra

Hoboken’s Frank Sinatra won nine Grammys between 1958 (first year) and 1994. including a Grammy Legend Award in 1986.

Dionne Warwick's dress

This dress was worn by Dionne Warwick, winner of five Grammys. She was born and raised in East Orange.

Count Basie's hat

Count Basie’s hat. Count Basie was born in Red Bank and played some of his first gigs in Asbury Park, He won nine Grammys including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002.

some more jazz

Kool and the Gang

Kool and the Gang was formed in Jersey City. In 1978 they won a Grammy for Album of the Year.

Al Di Meola jacket

Jazz Guitarist Al Di Meola was born in Jersey City, grew up in Bergenfield, and lives in Old Tappan. He won a Grammy in 1975 with the group Return to Forever

some more winners

Les Paul's Iridium Guitar

Les Paul’s Iridium Guitar. Known as a pioneer in the development of the electric guitar, he won three Grammys, two for instrumental performance and one technical Grammy. Paul was born in Wisconsin but was a longtime resident of Mahwah.

Bon Jovi jacket and guitar

The band Bob Jovi was formed in Sayreville, Jon Bon Jovi is from Perth Amboy. The band won a Grammy in 2006 for best country collaboration.\

Taylor Swift license plate

No Taylor Swift is not from New Jersey. But she has Jersey plates. And she has won 10 Grammys. So far.

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One Response to Homies with Grammys

  1. pjlazos says:

    So loooooove Sarah Vaughn. And totally want Dionne Warwick’s dress. :0)

    Liked by 1 person

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