This was the year that Phil Collins went solo and Led Zeppelin officially broke up after the death of drummer Jon Bonham.
It was also the year that John Lennon died, shot and killed outside the Dakota apartment building in New York City by Mark David Chapman. The first reports of the shooting were broadcast on ABC, in the middle of Monday Night Football. John Lennon was 40 years old.
- Record of the Year What a Fool Believes
- Album of the Year Billy Joel’s 52nd Street
- Song of the Year What a Fool Believes
- Best New Artist Rickie Lee Jones