Jethro Tull wins for Best Hard Rock/Metal

In 1989, the Grammys introduced a new category to indicate that they were hip to the times: Best Hard Rock/Metal Recording. Among the nominees were Metallica, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, and Jane’s Addiction. When Jethro Tull—a progressive rock band that heavily featured flute—won, many in the crowd started laughing. Today, it’s still considered a hilarious bungle, even by the members of Jethro Tull.

[Pictured: British rock band Jethro Tull performs on stage, Aug. 12, 2007, in Crozon, western France.]

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