Sitka Daily Sentinel
January 11, 1990
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) â€” Don Henleyâ€™s â€œ The End of the Innocenceâ€™â€™ earned four Grammy nominations today and Bette Midler, BonnieÂ Rain, Tom Petty, U-2 and Billy Joel also pulled in multiple nominations for the 32nd annual awards show.
â€œ End o f Innocenceâ€ was nom inated for album of the year, and the title track won a nod for record o f the year. The single was nominated for song of the year, a w riterâ€™s award, and Henley also was nom inated for male rock performance.
Miss Midlerâ€™s â€œ Wind Beneath My Wingsâ€ was nominated for record of the year, song of the year and female pop vocal performance.
Joel also earned key nom inations with his decades-sum m ing single â€˜â€˜We D idnâ€™t Start the Fire.â€ It was tabbed for best record, song and pop male vocalist awards.
Petty was nominated for his â€œ Full Moon F everâ€ album and the single â€œ Free Failinâ€™â€ was given the nod for male rock performance.
Petty is also a member of the allstar lineup in the Traveling W ilburys, who w ere nominated for the album â€œ Traveling W ilburysâ€ and best rock group.
M iss Raitt was nominated for her album â€œ Nick of Tim eâ€ and for female pop vocalist for die title track and fem ale rock vocal perform ance for the album.
Tile Irish band U-2 earned a scattering of nominations, including rock group perform ance for the LP â€œ Rattle and H um ,â€ and in the sam e category was picked for the single â€œ W hen Love Com es to T ow nâ€ with B.B. King. U-2 and lead singer Bono also were nominated for best song written for a motion picture for â€œ Angel of H arlem ,â€ from the movie â€œ Rattle and H um .â€
The National A cadem y of Recording Arts and Sciences announced the nominations at news conference in the Beverly Hilton Hotel hosted by singer O livia Newton-John and producer Quincy Jones. The announcem ent experienced delays when an awards show placard on the podium kept falling off.
The Rolling Stones, who have never won a G rammy, were nominated for the single â€œ M ixed Em otionsâ€ in the rock group category.
Mike and The M echanics were nominated for best record and song for the single â€œ The Living Y earsâ€ as well as the yearâ€™s best pop group pop.
In the rhythm and blues category, best vocal perform ance nom inations w ent to Janet Jackson, A retha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Anita Baker and Vanessa W illiams.
Miss Franklin was also nom inated twice in the R&B duo perform ance category for singles with Jam es Brown and W hitney Houston.
Janet Jacksonâ€™s â€œ Miss You M uchâ€ also drew a songwriters nomination.
Prince, Bobby Brown, Al Jarreau, Luther Vandross and Smokey Robinson were R&B male vocal nominees.
In the country category, nominees included k.d. lang, Emmylou Harris, Rosannc Cash, Dolly Parton, Kathy Mattca, Rodney Crowell, Keith W hitley, Randy Travis, Clint Black and Lyle Lovett.
The G rammy Awards will be presented Feb. 21 at the Shrine A uditorium in Los Angeles. The three-hour show will be broadcast live by CBS.