In the 1950s, organizers behind the Hollywood Walk of Fame realized that there were many people in the music business who contributed to the industry, but lacked the starpower to earn a star on the walk. They decided to form the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and create an award similar to the Oscars and Emmys for music. The Grammys were born.
On May 4, 1959, music's elite gathered at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the 1st Annual Grammy Awards. As you wait for the 2014 Grammys, broadcasting live January 26 at 8PM ET on CBS, travel back in time and listen to all the songs that won at the first awards show.
And come back Grammy night to check out interviews with your favorite artists, photo galleries from the red carpet, the latest news and more.