Since 1973, the music world's heavyweights -- and other A-listers -- have rung in the Grammys with the see-and-be-seen party of them all: famed record executive Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy party (now officially known as the Clive Davis and Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala). Click through to see images of music's biggest names celebrating at the bash through the years.
Clive Davis with the 2014 gala performers: Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Lorde, Robin Thicke, Foo Fighters, John Fogerty, Great Big World, Jennifer Hudson, T.I., Imagine Dragons and Fantasia.
Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears
Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears, 2002.
Alice Cooper and Bernie Taupin
Alice Cooper and songwriter Bernie Taupin at The Beverly Hills Hotel, 1975.
Aretha Franklin arrives at the gala, 1992.
Kelly Osbourne and Taylor Swift
Kelly Osbourne and Taylor Swift, 2014.
Whitney Houston and Clive Davis
Whitney Houston and Clive Davis, 1999.
Clive Davis and Dionne Warwick
Clive Davis and Dionne Warwick cut a rug in 1985.
Jane Fonda and Kathy Griffin
Regular gala-goers Jane Fonda and Kathy Griffin, 2012.
Glenn Frey and Clive Davis
The Eagles' Glenn Frey with Clive Davis, 1975.
Tony Bennett and Fred Durst
Tony Bennett greets Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst, 2001.
Steven Tyler and Courtney Love
Steven Tyler and Courtney Love, 2006.
Rod Stewart and Rachel Hunter
Rod Stewart and Rachel Hunter, 1991.
Robin Williams entertains a guest, 2005.
Rob Thomas and Santana
Rob Thomas and Santana perform in 2006.
Quincy Jones and Clive Davis
Quincy Jones and Clive Davis on the 2006 red carpet.
Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds, Neil Portnow, Antonio 'L.A.' Reid and Doug Morris
Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds, NARAS President Neil Portnow, Epic Records Chairman/CEO Antonio 'L.A.' Reid and Sony Music Entertainment Chairman/CEO Doug Morris, 2013.
Pharrell Williams and Lars Ulrich
Pharrell Williams bows down to Metallica's Lars Ulrich, 2014.
Gretchen Wilson, Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow and Lance Armstrong
Gretchen Wilson, Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow and Lance Armstrong in 2005.
Clive Davis, Jerry Seinfeld, Magic Johnson and Sean "Puffy" Combs
Clive Davis, Jerry Seinfeld, Magic Johnson and Sean "Puffy" Combs in 1996.
David Cassidy and Keith Moon
David Cassidy and The Who drummer Keith Moon, 1975.
Lionel Richie and Busta Rhymes
Lionel Richie and Busta Rhymes, 2002.
Bill Maher and Coco Johnsen
Bill Maher with Coco Johnsen, 2004.
Alicia Keys and Carly Simon
Alicia Keys and Carly Simon, 2003.
Mo Ostin and Clive Davis
Warner Music president Mo Ostin and Clive Davis, 1975.