I remember some of the acts. You had Supertramp for "Breakfast In America." Fleetwood Mac for "Tusk". John Stewart for "Bombs Away Dream Babies." The Knack got an award for Best New Artist. Donna Summer, Bee Gees, The Cars, Anita Ward, Sister Sledge, Eagles, and Blondie were other acts that got awards.
Those were halcyon days for the music business. You could turn on Top 40 radio and hear a lot of good pop songs.
Totally agree, 50’s, especially the 60’s, very much the 70’s was quite the time for musicians and there wee so many good bands back then, literally hundreds.
As a teen in the late 70’s and early 80’s, I identify with so much of that music.
Musically, it was a great time.
A few weeks ago, a local radio station was doing a Kasey Kasem American Top 40 show from May of 1982.
It was great. Totally memory lane. Yep, some of it was a bit dated (for example, Pac-Man Fever) but most of it was great.
I think the Grammys started to go downhill when the Starland Vocal Band beat out Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers for best new artist in the mid-seventies. :(