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1996

The BRITs 1996

Date: 19/02/1996
Location: Earls Court, London
Host: Chris Evans

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While the headlines went to Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, after he jumped on stage and waggled his bum in protest at Michael Jackson’s performance, Oasis returned to snatch a hat-trick of awards alongside debut double winner Alanis Morissette.

Earls Court was the new venue for the show which brought an record high average TV audience of over 11million who saw Outstanding Contribution winner David Bowie team up with the Pet Shop Boys while Simply Red gave their fourth BRIT Awards live performance in a decade.

Prince/TAFKAP/squiggle won his record sixth International Male Artist award while a special Freddie Mercury Award went to the Help album in aid of Warchild charity and Jackson walked of with the title Artist Of A Generation.

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