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1985

The BRITs 1985

Date: 11/02/1985
Location: Grosvenor House Hotel, London
Host: Noel Edmonds

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TV and radio presenter Noel Edmonds took over as host and oversaw the presentation of the one and only BPI Award for Best Comedy Record to Nigel Planer, in his guise of Neil from the Young Ones, who beat off competition from Alexei Sayle and Mel Brooks.

Bob Geldof and Midge Ure’s efforts with Band Aid earned them a Special Award, Frankie Goes To Hollywood and their producer Trevor Horn were both winners at a show which also featured Prince – complete with a giant security guard – collecting his first BPI/BRIT Award.

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