BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS 1987

Date: April 8, 1987
Venue: Opera House, Boston

Emcee Kevin Meany put the event into perspective from the very start. “They’ve got awards for best baked beans — and they’ve got chowderfests and pancake awards in Boston,” he bellowed. “So why not music?”

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'Til Tuesday - Coming Up Close
(Act of The Year)

WINNERS


Act of The Year

Til Tuesday


Rising Star

Face to Face


Debut Act (major label)

New Man


Debut Act (independent label)

Throwing Muses


Debut Album

The Lace


Female Vocalist

Aimee Mann


Male Vocalist

Peter Wolf


Rock Album (major label)

Third Stage and Boston, Ma. (tie)


Rock Album (independent label)

Positively Dumptruck


Rock Band

Aerosmith


Local Rock Band

Down Avenue


New Female Rock Vocalist

Didi Stewart


New Male Rock Vocalist

Charles Pettigrew


Rock Single (major label)

Emotion in Motion


Rock Single (independent label)

With You


Songwriter (major label)

Aimee Mann


Songwriter (independent label)

Rick Berlin


Video (major label)

Don't Run Wild


Video (independent label)

One Big Tree


Club Band

Barrence Whitfield and The Savages


Heavy Metal/Hardcore Act

Gang Green and Extreme (tie)


Garage Act

Lyres


R&B Act

Barrence Whitfield and The Savages


R&B Album

King Of Stage


R&B Vocalist

Bobby Brown


Rap Act

RSO Crew


Reggae Act

I-Tones


Jazz Group

The Fringe


Jazz/Fusion Group

Pat Metheny Group


Jazz Group

Song X


Jazz Vocalist

Rebecca Parris


Latin Act

Ananda


Folk Act

Patty Larkin


Folk Album

Patty Larkin


Folk Hero

Arlo Guthrie


Country Act

Sleepy LaBeef


Blues Act

Roomful of Blues


Street Performance

Mr. Bones


Producer

Maurice Starr


Guitarist

Pat Metheny


Bassist

Tim Archibald


Percussionist

Brock Avery


Keyboardist

Chick Corea


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