Rock Music Awards

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The Rock Music Awards was an alternative to the Grammy Awards designed specifically for rock music. The First Annual awards program was produced in 1975 in Los Angeles by Don Kirshner and featured Elton John and Diana Ross as hosts and presenters.[1] The Second Annual awards show featured Brian Wilson as host and presenter.[2] The show did not provide a successful challenge to the Grammy's and was discontinued after three years.

Winners of the 1975 awards included Elton John as "Rock Personality of the Year" and The Who's Tommy as "Rock Movie of the Year." Other winners included Bad Company, Stevie Wonder and The Eagles.


  1. ^ "1975 - First Annual Rock Music Awards". Retrieved 23 December 2011. 
  2. ^ International who's who in popular music. Europa Publications. 1996. 

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