1st Grammy Awards Flashback

Flashback.. May 4th, 1959  the very  First  Annual Grammy Awards took place and  awarded  film composer Henry Mancini (April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994)  the very  first Album of the Year Award  for  The Music From Peter Gunn!  A half century later,  Mancini’s  theme The Pink Panther  released in 1963 is still alive and kicking and fresh as ever!

One of my ultimate favorite instrumental tracks, The Pink  Panther was released as a single in 1964 by RCA Records reaching  Top 10 in the Adult Contemporary Billboard and winning 3 Grammy Awards including an Academy Awards  nomination for original Music  Score. Mancini went on to receive an accolade record number of Grammy Awards, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995.  Great inspired music is everlasting!

The Pink Panther Album


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