Springsteen Scoops Up Grammys

San Francisco Chronicle, 1995-03-01, by: Michael Snyder
"The 37th annual Grammy Awards started off with promise. To open the show, Bruce Springsteen sang a heartfelt version of his Oscar-winning song 'Streets of Philadelphia.' Seconds later, he won the Song of the Year Grammy, but things quickly went back to music business as usual.....

It was satisfying that Springsteen won four Grammys for the passionate and powerful 'Streets of Philadelphia,' but it wasn't such a great leap for the voters in the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Springsteen had already won that Oscar for his song from the 1993 AIDS-themed movie, 'Philadelphia.' Grammy was just a year off the pace....

Acceptance speeches were the usual canned paens to producers, God, family, friends, the label and the people. Two exceptions were Springsteen's first trip to the podium, when he honored those who have been touched by AIDS, and a sweetly emotional speech by Mary Chapin Carpenter...."

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