1967 Grammy Award Winners

1967 Grammy Award Winners

Winners Announced: March 2, 1967
Televised “Best On Record”: May 24, 1967
Held at: Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville and New York
Eligibility Year: November 2, 1965November 1, 1966

Grammy Highlights and Achievements

  • Michelle Takes the Spotlight: The Beatles snagged the Song of the Year award with their hit “Michelle,” further cementing their legendary status.
  • Frank Sinatra’s Glory: Ol’ Blue Eyes won Album of the Year for Sinatra: A Man and His Music, making it one of his most significant Grammy achievements.
  • Debut of Best Contemporary (R&R) Performance: The inaugural award in this category went to the New Vaudeville Band for their catchy tune “Winchester Cathedral.”
  • Duke Ellington’s Special Recognition: The legendary jazz musician was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, a deserving nod to his extensive contribution to music.


  • A Night of Multiple Genres: This year saw a wide range of musical genres, from rock to jazz, reflecting the evolving musical landscape.
  • Youngest Winner: At just 14, Jeannie C. Riley became the youngest winner, taking home the Best Female Country Vocal Performance for “Harper Valley PTA.”
  • There was no “Best New Artist” award – sorry, Neil Diamond, Monkees, Tommy James, Sergio Mendes, Mamas and the Papas, B.J. Thomas, Percy Sledge, and others!
  • Take our 1967 Quiz!
Record of the Year:
Strangers in the Night – Frank Sinatra
Album of the Year:
Sinatra: A Man and His Music, Frank Sinatra (Reprise)
Song of the Year:
Michelle – John Lennon and Paul McCartney, songwriters
Best Vocal Performance, Male:
Strangers in the Night – Frank Sinatra
Best Vocal Performance, Female:
If He Walked Into My Life РEydie Gorm̩
Best Performance By a Vocal Group:
A Man and a Woman – Anita Kerr Singers
Best Performance By a Chorus:
Somewhere, My Love (Lara’s Theme From Dr. Zhivago), Ray Conniff and Singers
Best Contemporary (Rock and Roll) Recording:
Winchester Cathedral – New Vaudeville Band (Fontana)
Best Contemporary (Rock and Roll) Solo Vocal Performance, Male or Female:
Eleanor Rigby – Paul McCartney
Best Contemporary (Rock and Roll) Group Performance, Vocal or Instrumental:
Monday, Monday – Mamas and the Papas
Best Rhythm and Blues Recording:
Crying Time – Ray Charles (ABC/Paramount)
Best Rhythm and Blues Solo Vocal Performance, Male or Female:
Crying Time – Ray Charles
Best Rhythm and Blues Group, Vocal or Instrumental:
Hold It Right There – Ramsey Lewis
Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Group or Soloist With Group:
Goin’ Out of My Head – Wes Montgomery
Best Original Jazz Composition:
In the Beginning God – Duke Ellington, composer
Best Country and Western Song:
Almost Persuaded – Billy Sherrill and Glenn Sutton, songwriters
Best Country and Western Recording:
Almost Persuaded – David Houston (Epic)
Best Country and Western Vocal Performance, Male:
Almost Persuaded – David Houston
Best Country and Western Vocal Performance, Female:
Don’t Touch Me – Jeannie Seely
Best Sacred Recording (Musical):
Grand Old Gospel, Porter Wagoner and the Blackwood Brothers (RCA)
Best Folk Recording:
Blues in the Street, Cortelia Clark (RCA)
Best Instrumental Arrangement:
What Now My Love – Herb Alpert, arranger
Best Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist or Instrumentalist:
Strangers in the Night – Ernie Freeman, arranger
Best Instrumental Theme:
Batman Theme – Neal Hefti, composer
Best Instrumental Performance (Other Than Jazz):
What Now My Love – Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album:
Mame, Jerry Herman, composer (Columbia)
Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Show:
Dr. Zhivago, Maurice Jarre, composer
Album of the Year, Classical:
Ives, Symphony No. 1 in D Minor, Morton Gould conducting Chicago Symphony (RCA)
Best Classical Performance, Orchestra:
Mahler, Symphony No. 6 in A Minor, Erich Leinsdorf conducting Boston Symphony
Best Chamber Music Performance, Instrumental or Vocal:
Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Boston Symphony Chamber Players
Best Classical Music Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (With or Without Orchestra):
Baroque Guitar, Julian Bream
Best Opera Recording:
Wagner, Die Walkure, Georg Solti conducting Vienna Philharmonic; solos: Nilsson, Crespin, Ludwig, King and Hotter (London)
Best Classical Choral Performance (Other Than Opera) (tie):
Handel, Messiah, Robert Shaw conducting Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra
Ives, Music for Chorus, Gregg Smith conducting Columbia Chamber Orchestra, Gregg Smith Singers and Ithaca College Concert Choir; George Bragg conducting Texas Boys Choir
Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance (With or Without Orchestra):
Prima Donna, Leontyne Price; Francesco Molinari-Pradelli conducting RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra
Best Comedy Performance:
Wonderfulness, Bill Cosby
Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama Recording:
Edward R. Murrow: A Reporter Remembers?Vol. I The War Years, Edward R. Murrow (Columbia)
Best Recording for Children:
Dr. Seuss Presents: If I Ran the Zoo and Sleep Book – Marvin Miller (RCA)
Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts:
Revolver, Klaus Voormann, graphic artist (Capitol)
Best Album Cover, Photography:
Confessions of a Broken Man, Les Leverette, photographer; Robert Jones, art director (RCA)
Best Album Notes:
Sinatra at the Sands, Stan Cornyn, annotator (Reprise)