The 26th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 28, 1984, at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, and were broadcast live on American television. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1983.
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Michael Jackson who had been recovering from scalp burns sustained due to an accident which occurred during filming of a Pepsi commercial, won a record eight awards during the show. It is notable for garnering the largest Grammy Award television audience ever.
Album of the Year and Record of the Year went to Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson for Thriller and “Beat It”, and Song of the Year went to The Police for “Every Breath You Take”.
These fabulous photos capture moments of Cyndi Lauper and Rodney Dangerfield at the 26th Annual Grammy Awards on February 28, 1984.