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At the 1975 Grammy Awards.

From the Completely Unrelated to Anything department, I bring you this fantastic clip from the 1975 Grammy Awards!

I don’t even know where to start with the awesomeness. Beyond the cast of characters onstage, how about those rainbow-colored heads awkwardly pushed in to announce the nominees? And O.N.J.’s name dropping down from the ceiling! We’ve gotten so used to everything being digitized that this almost feels like a high school production of Oklahoma.

I think I said, “What? Seriously?” about 15 times while watching this 4 1/2-minute clip. So great.

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24 Comments

  • Reply robiewankenobie May 11, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    wow. just. wow.

  • Reply Dewi May 11, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    I was 18 in 1975!

    Paul and John look stoned.
    The Grammy awards was a joke and farce back then.
    Eveyone was listing to Joni Mitchell or the Dead in 1975. NOT ONJ :)>

  • Reply emily May 11, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    That is fantastic!! I think award shows would be way more fun if they were still like that. Thanks for sharing this tidbit from the “completely unrelated to anything department”.

  • Reply DiP May 11, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    I didn’t realize Paul Simon was a total load even as far back as 1975! I always thought that came later.

    This is YouTube at its best…

  • Reply Amy May 11, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    I loved it when paul told art- “i thought i told you to wait in the car.”

    thanks for this! everyone looked so weird and wretched!

  • Reply maddy May 11, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Those heads! So funny. I enjoyed watching the clip…thanks.

  • Reply Cassie May 11, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Very funny! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Loei May 11, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    That is a hoot! I was only 3 yrs old then and that is an era I am glad I pretty much missed… 🙂 Gimme the 80’s anyday!

  • Reply kelly w May 12, 2009 at 12:45 am

    What robiewankenobie said. Sweet fancy Moses.

  • Reply Dan May 12, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Gold! I never realized Lennon was such a goofball! Loved it.

  • Reply Benita May 12, 2009 at 2:25 am

    Hahaha! Too funny!

  • Reply Ana May 12, 2009 at 10:41 am

    That was so great, thanks for sharing.

  • Reply heather May 12, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    oh – i can’t see these things at work – now i want to get home fast and check it out!
    born in 1975 and i LOVE ONJ! 😉

  • Reply Anna May 12, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Wow! What a gem of a clip. And poor Art.

  • Reply kim de montreal May 12, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Loved it! I love the 70s, how sad that John only had 5 more years after that. How many beautiful songs would he have written that we never got to hear?….
    Great clip Anna

  • Reply Mel Design Heaven May 13, 2009 at 7:29 am

    too funny. brigthen up my day, thanks anna.

  • Reply Sharon May 13, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Love it. I don’t think awkwardness like that can be replicated.

  • Reply frannie May 13, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    midnight at the oasis and i honestly love you? that’s the best they could do up there? christ!

    if i’m not mistaken, bolan’s zip gun came out that year. not his best, but better than any of that cheesy stuff up there!

  • Reply jennifer in sf May 14, 2009 at 12:26 am

    If the Grammy’s were still like that I would watch them every year. WITHOUT fail. Thank you for sharing that!

  • Reply catherine May 15, 2009 at 10:47 am

    totally unrelated. but, thinking about your love for tear drops…
    have you seen this?
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15915427

  • Reply Anna at D16 May 15, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Catherine, yes, I love Nina’s work! She’s one of my favorite bloggers, too. 🙂

  • Reply Chelsea May 17, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    woooow is all I can say haha that’s classic.

  • Reply DIY Dave May 20, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Ahahahahaha…what do they look like.

    Love it. John Lennon sounds soo English..lol…and i’m english.

  • Reply Carol Ann May 23, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Thank you for that clip, John only lived 5 years after that…I still can’t believe he’s gone 🙁 Imagine, all the great music we are missing!

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