Grammys 2011: Oldies Night at the Grammys: Beatles and Buddy Guy
By Jeffrey Jolson
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Today) 2/13/11— The Beatles never picked up many Grammys during their heyday, but they won for best historical album at the 2011 Grammy Awards.
So did 74-year old guitarist Buddy Guy for Best Contemporary Blues Album for his album “Living Proof,” proof positive of a living legend with six Grammys during his storied career.
The collective Beatles were not the only ones with a statue Sunday night. Paul McCartney has won the 2011 Grammy Award Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance Sunday night. It was his first solo Grammy win since 1979.
McCartney was nominated for “Helter Skelter,” a track from his “Good Evening New York City” album taken from his concerts at Citi Field. Also nominated in the category were Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Robert Plant and Neil Young. His last Grammy win was in 1979 for Wings’ “Rockestra Theme” in the category of Best Rock Instrumental Recording.
McCartney was nominated twice for his “Amoeba’s Secret” CD in 2008, but didn’t win either award. The first nomination was for this same Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance category for ”I Saw Her Standing There.” It lost to John Mayer ‘s “Gravity.” McCartney was also nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for ”That Was Me,” but lost to another John Mayer track, “Say.”