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BetteBack January 11, 1990: Bette Midler Nominated For 3 Grammy Awards

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Sitka Daily Sentinel
January 11, 1990

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Don Henley’s “ The End of the Innocence’’ earned four Grammy nominations today and Bette Midler, Bonnie Rain, Tom Petty, U-2 and Billy Joel also pulled in multiple nominations for the 32nd annual awards show.

“ End o f Innocence” 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 riter’s award, and Henley also was nom inated for male rock performance.

Miss Midler’s “ Wind Beneath My Wings” was nominated for record of the year, song of the year and female pop vocal performance.

The rock band Fine Young Cannibals was nom inated for best album for “ The Raw & The Cooked” and for record of the year and pop group for the single “ She Drives Me Crazy.”

Joel also earned key nom inations with his decades-sum m ing single ‘‘We D idn’t Start the Fire.” It was tabbed for best record, song and pop male vocalist awards.

Petty was nominated for his “ Full Moon F ever” album and the single “ Free Failin’” 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 “ Traveling W ilburys” and best rock group.

M iss Raitt was nominated for her album “ Nick of Tim e” 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 “ Rattle and H um ,” and in the sam e category was picked for the single “ W hen Love Com es to T ow n” with B.B. King. U-2 and lead singer Bono also were nominated for best song written for a motion picture for “ Angel of H arlem ,” from the movie “ Rattle and H um .”

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 “ M ixed Em otions” in the rock group category.

Mike and The M echanics were nominated for best record and song for the single “ The Living Y ears” as well as the year’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 Jackson’s “ Miss You M uch” 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.

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