As promised, my spies in Los Angeles have been tuning their antennae to pick up any speculation about DSB attending the Grammys on 8th February at the Staples Center. The Goldfinger song is being inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Details of the Grammy Hall of Fame are on blog page 2nd January
Many fans tell me they think 2008 is going to be another great year, and DSB is at the top of her game.
Now I have received this interesting message from one of my (007 Shh!) spies in LA. My friend Hope, a loyal DSB superfan.
Hope you find it of some interest too…
I’ve been holding my breath in hopes that the Grammy Awards will go on as planned.
Neil Portnow, the president of the Recording Academy has stated that he’s totally on the side of the writers who are currently on strike but that they are on the same side and are not the enemy.
The Recording Academy has made extensive efforts in Washington and in the public arena fighting for creators rights and copyright protections.
Furthermore, there are only 2 WGA writers who would be part of the Grammy broadcast but 700 more employees in 3 other unions having to do only with musicians, radio and television artists and theatrical stage employees…..
Portnow has stated that whether or not they get a waiver from the Writer’s Guild, the show will go on….and Beyonce (who is also with the Screen Actor’s Guild, whose members are not crossing picket lines in solidarity with the striking writers) and her manager have stated that she will be attending the Grammy’s, no matter what….
Bottom line is: for inductions into the Grammy Hall of Fame, I don’t recall ever seeing anyone actually receiving an award on stage.
They are just part of a list and photo and music tributes that are announced from the stage….but inductees are often introduced from the audience and stand up to received a bow.
I’m hoping that the Grammy’s will realize the blockbuster value of having Shirley either receive an award on stage and/or having her actually sing “Goldfinger”and bring the house down!
I also wonder if Shirley remains in L.A. in order to enjoy all that we have to offer here, and if she was also present at the Rose Parade on Jan. 1st…… Hopefully I won’t have to hold my breath too much longer!
Thanks Hope, I expect we shall know what’s happening, or not happening, nearer the date. Please keep us updated!