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1987

The BRITs 1987

Date: 09/02/1987
Location: Grosvenor House Hotel, London
Host: Jonathan King

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The final industry-only bash at the Grosvenor saw Eric Clapton pick up the prize for Outstanding Contribution, Peter Gabriel collect two awards, Dave Stewart repeat his previous year’s Best Producer win and Julian Lloyd Webber become the first two-time Best Classical winner, four years after his first triumph.

Jonathan King acted as host of a show which included first time winners the Housemartins, Kate Bush and the Pet Shop Boys alongside solo victor Paul Simon, featured performances by Whitney Houston, Simply Red and Five Star and attracted an average BBC TV audience of 6.7million.

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