Grammy Awards of 1975
The 17th Grammy Awards were held in 1975, and were broadcast live on American
television. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1974.
* Record of the Year
o John Farrar (producer) & Olivia Newton-John for "I Honestly Love
* Album of the Year
o Stevie Wonder (producer & artist) for Fulfillingness' First Finale
* Song of the Year
o Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman & Marvin Hamlisch (songwriters) for
"The Way We Were" performed by Barbra Streisand
* Best New Artist
o Marvin Hamlisch
* Best Recording for Children
o Sebastian Cabot, Sterling Holloway & Paul Winchell for Winnie the
Pooh and Tigger Too
* Best Classical Performance - Orchestra
o Georg Solti (conductor) & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Berlioz:
* Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance
o Leontyne Price for Leontyne Price Sings Richard Strauss
* Best Opera Recording
o Richard Mohr (producer), Georg Solti (conductor), Judith Blegen, Montserrat
Caballe, Plácido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, Ruggero Raimondi & the
London Philharmonic for Puccini: La Boheme
* Best Choral Performance, Classical (other than opera)
o Colin Davis (conductor) the Ambrosian Singers, the Wandsworth School
Boys Choir & the London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus for Berlioz:
The Damnation of Faust
* Best Classical Performance Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (with orchestra)
o Maxim Shostakovich (conductor), David Oistrakh & the New Philharmonia
for Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1
* Best Classical Performance Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (without
o Alicia de Larrocha for Albeniz: Iberia
* Best Chamber Music Performance
o Pierre Fournier, Arthur Rubinstein & Henryk Szeryng for Brahms:
Trios (Complete)/Schumann: Trio No. 1 in D Minor
* Album of the Year, Classical
o David Harvey (producer), Georg Solti (conductor) & the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra for Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
* Best Comedy Recording
o Richard Pryor for That Nigger's Crazy
Composing and arranging
* Best Instrumental Composition
o Mike Oldfield (composer) for "Tubular Bells - Theme From The Exorcist"
* Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television
o Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman & Marvin Hamlisch (composers) for
The Way We Were performed by Barbra Streisand
* Best Instrumental Arrangement
o Pat Williams (arranger) for Threshold
* Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists
o Joni Mitchell & Tom Scott (arrangers) for "Down to You"
performed by Joni Mitchell
* Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
o Anne Murray for Love Song
* Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
o Ronnie Milsap for "Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends"
* Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
o The Pointer Sisters for "Fairytale"
* Best Country Instrumental Performance
o Chet Atkins & Merle Travis for The Atkins-Travis Traveling Show
* Best Country Song
o Billy Sherrill & Norris Wilson (songwriters) for "A Very Special
Love Song" performed by Charlie Rich
* Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording
o Doc Watson & Merle Watson for Two Days in November
* Best Gospel Performance
o The Oak Ridge Boys for "The Baptism of Jesse Taylor"
* Best Soul Gospel Performance
o James Cleveland for In the Ghetto performed by James Cleveland &
the Southern California Community Choir
* Best Inspirational Performance (non-classical)
o Elvis Presley for "How Great Thou Art"
* Best Jazz Performance by a Soloist
o Charlie Parker for First Recordings!
* Best Jazz Performance by a Group
o Joe Pass, Niels Pedersen & Oscar Peterson for The Trio
* Best Jazz Performance by a Big Band
o Woody Herman for Thundering Herd
* Best Score From the Original Cast Show Album
o Robert Brittan, Judd Woldin (composers), Thomas Z. Shepard (producer)
& the original cast (Virginia Capers, Joe Morton, Ernestine Jackson,
Robert Jackson, Deborah Allen & Helen Martin) for Raisin
Packaging and Notes
* Best Album Package
o Christopher Whorf & Ed Thrasher (art directors) for Come and Gone
performed by Mason Proffit
* Best Album Notes
o Charles R. Townsend (notes writer) for For the Last Time performed by
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
o Dan Morgenstern (notes writer) for The Hawk Flies performed by Coleman
* Best Album Notes - Classical
o Rory Guy (notes writer) for Korngold: The Classic Erich Wolfgang Korngold
conducted by Ulf Hoelscher/Willy Mattes
* Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
o Olivia Newton-John for "I Honestly Love You"
* Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
o Stevie Wonder for Fulfillingness' First Finale
* Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus
o Paul McCartney & Wings for "Band on the Run"
* Best Pop Instrumental Performance
o Marvin Hamlisch for "The Entertainer"
Production and engineering
* Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical
o Geoff E. Emerick (engineer) for Band on the Run performed by Paul McCartney
* Best Engineered Recording, Classical
o Kenneth Wilkinson (engineer), Georg Solti (conductor) & the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra for Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
* Best Producer of the Year
o Thom Bell
* Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
o Aretha Franklin for "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing"
* Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
o Stevie Wonder for "Boogie on Reggae Woman"
* Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus
o Rufus for "Tell Me Something Good"
* Best R&B Instrumental Performance
o MFSB for "The Sound of Philadelphia"
* Best Rhythm & Blues Song
o Stevie Wonder (songwriter) for "Living for the City"
* Best Spoken Word Recording
o Peter Cook & Dudley Moore for Good Evening