Dolly Parton, the Ramones, Julie Andrews among Grammy Lifetime Achievement recipients
Dolly Parton, the Ramones, Julie Andrews, the Kingston Trio, the Juilliard String Quartet, jazz musician and bandleader Roy Haynes and gospel singer-composer George Beverly Shea will be recognized by the Recording Academy with Lifetime Achievement Awards on the eve of the Feb. 13 Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
"These influential performers and brilliant innovators have been of great inspiration to our culture and industry,” academy President and Chief Executive Neil Portnow said in a statement with the announcement of this year’s recipients.
Among other Special Merit Award honorees announced Wednesday, Trustees Awards, which recognize contributions to the music industry by non-performers, will go to veteran record label executive Bruce Lundvall, former Stax Records vice president and Bellmark Records founder Al Bell and classical music producer Wilma Cozart Fine.
Technical Grammy Awards will be given to electronic music instrument developer Roger Linn and software developer Waves Audio.
— Randy Lewis
Photo of Dolly Parton. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times.