Fender guitar inventor to be honoured with Grammy award

Four Tops also set for lifetime award at February's ceremony

The inventor of the Fender guitar and Motown group The Four Tops are set to receive a lifetime achievement awards at the 2009 Grammys.

Clarence “Leo” Fender will be remembered with a technical award, while the band will be honoured for their career at the ceremony in Los Angeles on February 7.

Trustees Awards go to jazz producer George Avakian, composer Elliott Carter, and songwriter Allen Toussaint.

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