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Wed, 19 Jan 2011 21:42:09 GMT | By Francis Whittaker
Worst ever Grammy decisions

Album of the Year, 1970

Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Beatles (© Rex Features)
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Winner: Blood, Sweat & Tears - Blood, Sweat & Tears

Despite being the one of the biggest and most important rock bands ever, The Beatles were the victims of Grammy injustice many times during their short career. Before losing Best Rock & Roll Recording to New Vaudeville Band in 1967, they had already missed out on Record of The Year in 1965 when I Want To Hold Your Hand was controversially beaten by Stan Getz & João Gilberto's bossa nova hit The Girl From Ipanema.

One of the Fab Four's most sensational losses, however, was when Abbey Road was pipped to Album of The Year in 1970 by the self-titled debut of little-lamented jazz rock combo Blood, Sweat & Tears - a record which pales into insignificance when compared to Lennon and McCartney's penultimate masterpiece.