Bacharach slated for Grammy life nod
Songwriting legend Burt Bacharach, the late jazz vocalist Cab Calloway and Rock Hall of Famers the Band are among the acts announced Tuesday to receive the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 50th annual Grammy Awards. Swing vocalist Doris Day, Israeli violinist Itzhak Perlman, jazz drummer Max Roach and bluegrass innovator Earl Scruggs round out the list. The honors, given for "lifelong artistic contributions to the recording medium" will be doled out at a private event on Feb. 9 and publicly the next day during the televised ceremony at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Music exec Clarence Avant, Elektra founder Jac Holzman and musician-producer Willie Mitchell will receive the Academy's Trustees Award for "outstanding contributions to the industry in a nonperforming capacity." Ampex Corp. and late engineer John Eargle have been named recipients of the Technical Grammy.