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02/09/2017 12:33 pm ET Updated Feb 09, 2017

This Is What The Grammys Looked Like In 1987

Whoopie! Whitney! The Beastie Boys!

The 59th annual Grammy Awards are only a few days away, and as we gear up for music’s biggest night, we’re taking a look back at the past ― 1987, to be exact. 

It was the year Paul Simon took home the coveted Album of the Year award for “Graceland,” and Steve Winwood (and producer Russ Titelman) won Record of the Year for the oh-so-catchy “Higher Love.” Meanwhile, Song of the Year went to Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager for the tune “That’s What Friends Are For,” performed by music icons Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder, and Bruce Hornsby and the Range was the year’s Best New Artist

For more from the 1987 ceremony, join us on a trip down memory lane, won’t you? 

  • Deniece Williams
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  • Mick Hucknall of Simply Red
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  • Bobby McFerrin
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  • Diane Schuur
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  • Bruce Hornsby and the Range
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  • Al Green
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  • B.B. King
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  • Julio Iglesias and Olivia Newton-John
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  • Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager
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  • Paul Simon and Whoopi Goldberg
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  • The Beastie Boys
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  • Barbra Streisand
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  • David Foster and Linda Thompson
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  • Whitney Houston
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To find out who wins big this year, watch the Grammys ― hosted by James Corden ― on Feb. 12 on CBS. 

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