Zeppelin, Joplin get Grammy’d

Los Angeles:

Sometimes, it takes a lifetime to be recognised. Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin — who amazingly never won a competitive Grammy — lead the list of recipients of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Grammys, the Recording Academy announced.

Despite selling over 100 million records worldwide over the course of their careers and being enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of fame, neither Zeppelin nor Joplin ever received Grammy recognition.

It wasn’t until 1998 that Zep vocalist Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page finally got some

hardware for Best Hard Rock Performance for their “Most High.” Also on this year’s class of honorees are rock pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis , jazz greats Jelly Roll Morton and Art Blakely, country stars Eddy Arnold and the Carter Family, gospel/blues stars the Staple Singers, blues pianist Pinetop Perkins and conductor-composer Morton Gould. The artistes will be presented with the Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award on February 12 and will be acknowledged a day later during the award telecast on CBS. — AP