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The Beatles win two Ivor Novello awards

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Last updated on February 10, 2024


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Lyceum Theatre, London, UK

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The 12th Ivor Novello Awards were presented by the Songwriters Guild of Great Britain and sponsored by Sir Billy Butlin. The ceremony was held at the Lyceum Theatre, London.

The Beatles were awarded two prizes:

  • Yellow Submarine” won the award for “THE ‘A’ SIDE OF THE RECORD ISSUED IN 1966 WHICH ACHIEVED THE HIGHEST CERTIFIED BRITISH SALES”.
  • Michelle” won the award for “THE MOST PERFORMED WORK OF THE YEAR”.

John Lennon and Paul McCartney were unable to attend the ceremony, so they recorded an interview with Brian Matthew at Abbey Road studios three days prior to the event, which was included in the program.


BEATLE AWARDS

THE Beatles have won two Ivor Novello awards — for “Michelle” (the most performed work) and “Yellow Submarine” (most sales). They also gained the runner-up place in the most performed work section with “Yesterday”.

Britain’s International song of the year was “Winchester Cathedral” (runner-up “Call Me”); “Born Free” was the film song of the year and the novelty song of the year was “Hev Yew Gotta Loight, Boy” by Allan Smethurst. the Singing Postman.

From Melody Maker – April 1, 1967
From Melody Maker – April 1, 1967

From The Beatles receive two Ivor Novello Awards for 1966 – The Beatles History (beatles-chronology.ru)

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