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1986

The BRITs 1986

Date: 10/02/1986
Location: Grosvenor House Hotel, London
Host: Noel Edmonds

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The appearance of Conservative Government Minister Norman (now Lord) Tebbitt, to present the Outstanding Contribution prize jointly to Elton John and Wham! brought the first hint of official recognition for the British music industry.

Following performances a year earlier by US star Tina Turner alongside a selection of Britain’s finest; Nick Kershaw, Howard Jones, Bronski Beat and Alison Moyet; Phil Collins, Tears For Fears and Kate Bush entertained guests this year while a young Bruce Springsteen turned up to collect his award as Best International Artist.

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