Grammy Awards bury the hatchet with Dick Clark

The late Dick Clark hated music’s Grammy Awards – but that hasn’t stopped them giving him a posthumous award.

Clark, who died of a heart attack last year, will receive a special tribute during next month’s Grammy telecast, the New York Post reveals.

Clark, creator of “The American Music Awards,” had a long standing rivalry with the Grammys and filed a $10 million lawsuit against the academy, claiming producers “blacklisted” performers who appeared on his show, which he invented in 1973 for ABC.

“It became personal,” academy president Neil Portnow concedes.

“The day my predecessor left I had a phone conversation with Dick — because we have known each other a long time — and he said: ‘I am withdrawing the lawsuit. The battle is done.’

“And right up until the end, we had been very good friends.”

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