George Harrison and Bee Gees to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

George Harrison and The Bee Gees are to be honoured with The Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Awards, along with French composer Pierre Boulez, blues guitarist Buddy Guy, Tex-Mex accordionist Flaco Jiménez, country duo the Louvin Brothers, and jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter

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Bee Gees' Barry Gibb

Bee Gees' Barry Gibb

George Harrison and The Bee Gees are to be honoured with The Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Awards.

The late Beatles legend - who died in 2001 aged 58 - and the 'Saturday Night Fever' hitmakers, of whom Barry Gibb is the sole surviving member, join French composer Pierre Boulez, blues guitarist Buddy Guy, Tex-Mex accordionist Flaco Jiménez, country duo the Louvin Brothers, and jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter in receiving Special Merit Awards next year.

Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow said: "This year we pay tribute to exceptional creators who have made prolific contributions to our culture and history.

"It is an honour and a privilege to recognise such a diverse group of talented trailblazers, whose incomparable bodies of work and timeless legacies will continue to be celebrated for generations to come."

The recipients will be honoured at a special event on February 7 2015 in Los Angeles.

The following day, the Grammy Awards - which are also organised by the Recording Academy - take place and the ceremony will also include a segment to make a formal acknowledgement of the Special Merit prizes.

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