The BRITs 1989

Date: 13/02/1989
Location: Royal Albert Hall, London
Host: Mick Fleetwood & Samantha Fox



One of the most memorable of all shows – for all the wrong reasons – was the one that launched the brand new BRIT Awards. Joint hosts Sam Fox and Mick Fleetwood combined to miss their cues and fluff their lines while U2, Bros, Tracy Chapman, and old hands Phil Collins and Annie Lennox carried off the prizes.

And while Fairground Attraction were surprise winners of awards for both Best Album and Best Single and Cliff Richard collected the Outstanding Contribution award after 30 years in the business, there was another embarrassing moment when Government Minister Kenneth (now Lord) Baker was greeted by boos from the audience.


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