1st Annual Grammy Awards

1st Annual Grammy Awards
Date May 4, 1959
Location Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles & New York
Hosted by Mort Sahl
Television/Radio coverage
Network ABC

The 1st Annual Grammy Awards were held on May 4, 1959. They recognized musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. Two separate ceremonies were held simultaneously on the same day; the first in Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills California, and the second in the Park Sheraton Hotel in New York City.[1] Count Basie, Domenico Modugno, Henry Mancini, Ella Fitzgerald and Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. each won 2 awards.[2][3]

Award winners

The following awards were given in the first award ceremony:[1]



Composing and arranging



Musical show

Packaging and notes


Production and engineering




  1. 1 2 "Grammy Awards 1959 (May)". Grammy.
  2. Dornbrook, Don (24 May 1959). "And Now the Grammy Awards". The Milwaukee Journal. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  3. "1958 Grammy Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
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