❚ 90s BRITPOP BAND BLUR picked up the Outstanding Contribution To Music honour at the 2012 Brit Awards in London tonight. Before they stepped up to collect their award, this is the video that played, from Brixton-based
Blindeye Films. Blur, who have been together for more than 21 years, performed at the Brits in 1995, where they won four gongs: Best Band, Best Album, Best Single and Best British Video for their album Parklife.
➢ “Pulling Blur back together is like reassembling the A-Team for one last job” — Alex James writing in The Sun, vintage pix and all
Sensationally rasping Phil Daniels duets with Damon (above) as Blur perform the title track from their 1994 album Parklife live at tonight’s awards.
➢ More video in STV’s report tonight — “As the band returned to the Brits stage to end tonight’s show with a medley of their hits, Damon Albarn delivered a heartfelt speech: “The last time we were here was 17 years ago and what happened that night seemed to have a really profound effect on our lives so it’s very nice to come back and say thank you very much for this honour … ” / continued online
➢ Celebrate with the new CD out this week, The Best Of Blur
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