In 1976, Boston was a brand new rock N roll band getting a lot of attention with a debut album that featured hits like "More than a Feeling", "Peace of Mind," "Foreplay/Longtime", "Smokin'", "Hitch a Ride," and "Let Me Take You Home Tonight." That debut album was the best selling of all time until 1994 when Hootie and the Blowfish took those bragging rights away with their debut album "Cracked Rear View".
So back to 1976, Boston has this amazing album whose songs are still played to this day on classic rock and AC stations across the U.S., and yet, they didn't take home the GRAMMY in 1976 for BEST NEW ARTIST. Think about that. If Boston didn't win it, who did?
What we had in 1976 was a wholesome group with a hit single called "Afternoon Delight" that was apparently so amazing in that one song that they deserved the GRAMMY for Best New Artist that year. Huh? Really? Shouldn't a "Best New Artist" have more than a single song? Nope. And that is how it is written my friend.
So let this be a lesson to you: just because you don't get the trophy, doesn't mean you didn't deserve it; hell, you might even deserve it more, but in the court of public opinion, winners always rise above plaques and tokens. Their names become engraved in the hearts and minds of the fans who love them. Don't you ever allow a trophy to steal your joy.
By the way, it was Starland Vocal Band who recorded "Afternoon Delight."
Say "hi" to yer Mom and them,