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The 1966 Grammy Awards
The awards given in 1967 were for recordings made in 1966.

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Record of the Year

Frank Sinatra
For: Strangers in the Night


Album of the Year

Frank Sinatra
For: A Man and His Music


Song of the Year

John Lennon and Paul McCartney (songwriters)
For: Michelle


Best Solo Vocal Performance, Male

Frank Sinatra
For: Strangers in the Night


Best Solo Vocal Performance, Female

Eydie Gorme
For: If He Walked into My Life


Best Performance by a Vocal Group

Anita Kerr Quartet
For: A Man and a Woman


Best Performance by a Chorus

Ray Conniff & Singers
For: Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme from Dr. Zhivago)


Best Contemporary Rock & Roll Recording

Winchester Cathedral
For: New Vaudeville Band


Best Contemporary Rock & Roll Vocal Performance, Male or Female

Paul McCartney
For: Eleanor Rigby


Best Contemporary Rock & Roll Performance by a Group

Mamas and the Papas
For: Monday, Monday


Best Rhythm and Blues Recording

Ray Charles
For: Crying Time


Best Rhythm and Blues Solo Vocal Performance, male or female

Ray Charles
For: Crying Time


Best Rhythm and Blues Group Performance (vocal or instrumental)

Ramsey Lewis
For: Hold it Right There


Best Original Jazz Composition

Duke Ellington (composer)
For: In the Beginning


Best Jazz Performance, Solo or Soloist with Group

Wes Montgomery
For: Goin' Out of My Head


Best Sacred Recording, musical

Porter Wagoner and the Blackwood Brothers
For: Grand Old Gospel


Best Country & Western Recording

David Houston
For: Almost Persuaded


Best Country & Western Song

Billy Sherrill, Glenn Sutton (songwriter award)
For: Almost Persuaded


Best Country & Western Vocal Performance, Male

David Houston
For: Almost Persuaded


Best Country & Western Vocal Performance, Female

Jeannie Seely
For: Don't Touch Me


Best Folk Recording

Cortelia Clark
For: Blues in the Street


Best Instrumental Theme

Neal Hefti (composer)
For: Batman Theme


Best Instrumental Performance (other than Jazz)

Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
For: What Now My Love


Best Instrumental Arrangement

Herb Alpert
For: What Now My Love


Best Accompaniment Arrangement for Vocal or Instrument

Ernie Freeman
For: Strangers in the Night (Frank Sinatra)


Best Original Cast Show Album

Jerry Herman (composer)
For: Mame


Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or TV Show

Maurice Jarre (composer)
For: Dr. Zhivago


Album of the Year, Classical

Morton Gould conducting the Chicago Symphony
For: Ives: Symphony No. 1 in D Minor


Best Classical Performance, (conductors award)

Erich Leinsdorf conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra
For: Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A Minor


Best Chamber Music Performance

Boston Symphony Chamber Players
For: Boston Symphony Chamber Players


Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (with orchestral accompaniment)

Julian Bream
For: Baroque Guitar


Best Opera Recording

Georg Solti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic
For: Wagner: Die Walkure


Best Classical Performance, Choral (other than opera)

Robert Shaw conducting the Robert Shaw Chorale
For: Handel: Messiah


Best Classical Performance, Vocal Soloist

Leontyne Price
For: Prima Donna


Best Engineered Recording, Classical

Anthony Salvatore
For: Wagner: Lohengrin


Best Documentary or Spoken Word Recording

Edward R. Murrow
For: Edward R. Murrow, a Reporter Remembers, Vol. 1, The War Years


Best Comedy Performance

Bill Cosby
For: Wonderfulness


Best Recording For Children

Marvin Miller
For: Dr. Seuss Presents "If I Ran the Circus" and "Sleep Book"


Best Engineered Recording

Eddie Brackett, Lee Herschberg
For: Strangers in the Night (Frank Sinatra)


Best Album Cover (Photography)

Robert Jones, art director; Les Leverette, photographer
For: Confessions of a Broken Man (Porter Wagoner)


Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts

Klaus Voorman, graphic artist
For: Revolver (The Beatles)


Best Album Notes

Stan Cornyn
For: Sinatra at the Sands (Frank Sinatra)



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