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The Beatles and Isley Brothers to receive Lifetime Grammys

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The Beatles, and The Isley Brothers will be honored with the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award.

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Others to receive the award include Kris Kristofferson, Clifton Chenier, Armando Manzanero and Maud Powell. The ceremony bestowing these awards takes place on January 25th, the night before the 56th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony.

Rock photographer Jim Marshall, film composer Ennio Morricone and Rick Hall, owner of FAME Studios are to receive the Recording Academy’s Trustees Award, which recognizes non-performance achievements.

The Isley Brothers began their career in 1954 and Ronald and Ernie Isley still perform under that name. With a number of line-up changes and ups and downs, this act whose career has spanned a number of styles and eras, is one of the most successful, influential and long running in the history of popular music.

They are the only act to have at least one Hot 100 hit in each of six consecutive decades: the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. The group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.

The Isley-Beatles connection is most well known for the Fab Four's version of 'Twist and Shout'. Although the Isleys didn't write the song or record it first, the brothers scored the hit version in 1962.

The Beatles also performed The Isley's best known original song, the rave-up 'Shout' in their early live act, as did countless bands in that era and beyond.


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