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button.gif (123 bytes) December 12, 1943 - December 17, 1999
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 1

 
RECENT TIMELINE

1981...# 43 Singles Artist of the Year

March
Grover Washington, Jr. - "Just The Two Of Us" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Washington hit the Top 40 with "Just The Two Of Us."
from the LP
Winelight
ARC chart run: 34 - 27 - 20 - 11 - 8 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 5 - 15 - 28 - 32 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 23
available for download at
iTunes and Amazon.mp3

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Washington hit the
Top 10 with "Just The Two Of Us."

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Washington hit
#1 for a week with "Just The Two Of Us."

December
Grover Washington, Jr. - 'Winelight'button.gif (123 bytes) Washington topped the Billboard 1981 Year-End Chart Toppers as the Top Jazz Artist and with the Top Jazz Album (Winelight).

1982...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Washington won a
Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance (Winelight) and was nominated for Record of the Year ("Just The Two Of Us" with Bill Withers).

button.gif (123 bytes) December 31: Washington topped the Billboard 1982 Year-End Chart Toppers as the Top Jazz Album Artist.

1983...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Washington was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance ("Come Morning").

1985...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Washington was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance (Inside Moves).

1993...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Washington was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance ("Summer Chill").

1998...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Washington was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance ("Soulful Strut").

1999...

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Washington died at the age of 56. He had been taping a performance for the CBS show The Saturday Early Show when he collapsed and was rushed to the hospita where he died an hour later.

2001...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Washington was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance ("Camaleao").



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