Bay Area-based rockers Green Day accepting their Grammys for the punk opera American Idiot.
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The 47th Annual Grammy Awards broadcast, held February 13, 2005, will be remembered for performances by some of the year’s most notable musicians, and honoring, among others, the late Ray Charles.
Among the list of technical winners announced from the ceremony at L.A.’s Staples Center are Best Engineered Album: Robert Fernandez, John Harris, Terry Howard, Pete Karam, Joel Moss, Seth Presant, Al Schmitt and Ed Thacker for Ray Charles’ posthumous release Genius Loves Company; Best Surround Sound Album: Al Schmitt, Robert Hadley, Doug Sax, John Burk, Phil Ramone and Herbert Waltl for Genius Loves Company; Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: John Shanks.
The 2005 Technical Acheivement Award went to JBL Professional and was presented by producer Phil Ramone. According to JBL Professional President and Harman Pro Group president Mark Terry, “All of us at JBL Professional are deeply honored to be recognized by The Recording Academy for technical achievement. Ever since the company was founded by James B. Lansing in 1946, JBL has dedicated itself to advancing the state-of-the-art in a broad range of entertainment technology, including music recording. This award is not only for a body of work that spans almost 60 years, it is also for a philosophy that continues to guide our efforts today.”
Other Grammy winners included John Mayer for Song of the Year; Green Day for Best Rock Album; Wilco for Best Alternative Music Album; Alicia Keys for Best R&B Album and Loretta Lynn for Best Country Album.