"Love Theme From A Star Is Born," "You Light Up My Life" Win Song Of The Year

February 18, 2010 -- 5:42 pm PST

(Barbra Streisand and Paul Williams and Joe Brooks tie for the GRAMMY for Song Of The Year at the 20th GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 23, 1978, in Los Angeles.)

Barbra Streisand: I just realized something.

Paul Williams: Yeah?

Streisand: Well, two things.

Williams: Got a date or something?

Streisand: One is … see, Paul has done this many times before, I mean, written magnificent songs, but I realized that I better try to write another one.

Williams: Get busy. Busy fingers.

Streisand: The other thing is that I would really like to thank all the people who really made this record really happen. All the people from Columbia and the Scotti Brothers and Phil Ramone and Kenny Ascher and a marvelous arranger, Ian Freebairn-Smith. And Paul. Thank you all.

Williams: (In announcer voice) I would like to thank … The Academy, seriously. I'd like to thank Barbra for a beautiful melody. And I'd like to thank Dr. Jack Walsteder for some incredible Valium, which got me through the entire experience.

Joe Brooks: I can't help, because I think about what's happened with this song, to think back that this song was turned down by every firm that's out there tonight. (laughs) And in fact, as I recall it correctly, it was turned down by, I think, about 10 firms twice. So, I would just want to say that this tastes so sweet.

 

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