- Timeline More from year 1989
More from year 1989
“The Beatles: Get Back” wins five Emmy Awards
Sep 03, 2022
“The Beatles: Get Back” wins a PGA Awards
Mar 19, 2022
Paul McCartney nominated for two Grammy Awards
Nov 23, 2021
Paul McCartney awarded the Gold Blue Peter Badge
Feb 07, 2019
Paul McCartney made Companion Of Honour
May 04, 2018
Paul McCartney to be made Companion of Honour
Jun 16, 2017
Paul McCartney at the NME Awards
Feb 26, 2014
“Cut Me Some Slack” gets a Grammy Award
Jan 26, 2014
“Live Kisses” wins two Grammy Award
Jan 26, 2014
Paul McCartney wins VegfestUK Award
Nov 27, 2013
“Kisses On The Bottom” wins a Grammy award
Feb 10, 2013
“Live and Let Die” earns BMI Million-Air Award
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The 34th Ivor Novello Awards were presented by BASCA and sponsored by PRS on 4th April 1989 at the Grosvenor House, London. Paul McCartney received an “Outstanding Services To British Music” award, presented by Sting.
From Club Sandwich N°52:
How do you say thanks for an award without being gushing? Paul had this problem on 4th April, when he was honoured once more at the Ivor Novello Awards. He solved it in a way John Lennon would have admired – with a rap.
Paul’s peers responded with the biggest cheer of the day. The Award? For Outstanding Services to British Music, the latest in a long line of McCartney/Wings ‘Ivors’ stretching back to his theme for The Family Way in 1967.
Novello was a Welsh composer of musical shows and actor-playwright-producer in straight drama who died in 1951. The Songwriters’ Guild of Great Britain began the Awards in 1956, sponsored by such as Billy Butlin of holiday camp fame. Sponsors since 1974 have been the Performing Right Society, while the event is organised by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Artists.
Compere this year was Paul Gambaccini, also one of the judges. Interest spread far beyond the music industry, due to a two-hour broadcast of proceedings on the evening of the Awards lunch by commercial radio stations nationwide. Novello Records was launched almost simultanteously, to concentrate on CD’s of new and historic classical material.
What of the Award itself? Well, it’s a statuette of Euterpe, the Greek Muse of the Flute, designed by Hazel Underwood of the St. Martin School of Art. Impressive, eh? I’m just worried whether the groaning McCartney sideboard can take the extra weight…
This Ivor Novello was a pretty fine chap
But just one thing he didn’t know how to rap
‘Cause if he was living in the present day
He’d have to think of something to say.
I think I know what it might just be
He’d say whatever happened to the melody?”Ivor Novello Rap, by Paul McCartney
Last updated on March 20, 2020
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