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Wed, 19 Jan 2011 21:42:09 GMT | By Francis Whittaker
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Best Contemporary Rock & Roll Recording 1967



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Winner: New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Catherdral

1967 was a great year for music. Bands like The Beatles and The Beach Boys were at their commercial and creative peaks and genuinely groundbreaking music was riding high in the charts. The Grammys duly recognised this by nominating both Eleanor Rigby and Good Vibrations - songs which undoubtedly remain two of the most influential pieces of music ever - in the Best Contemporary Rock & Roll Recording category. Surely, one of these masterpieces had to win.

Unfortunately, this wasn't the case. The award eventually went to Winchester Cathedral - a woefully unfunny and highly irritating novelty song by archaic parody act New Vaudeville Band. To this day, the decision feels like a great injustice and must surely go down as one of the Grammys' greatest ever crimes against music.

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