Paul gets a Q award for “Flaming Pie”

Tuesday, November 4, 1997
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Park Lane Hotel, London, UK

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On this day, Paul McCartney received the Q award for the Best Songwriter, for his album “Flaming Pie“.

From The Beatles Monthly Book N°260, December 1997:

Paul McCartney attended the annual Q Awards ceremony at the Park Lane Hotel in London on 4th November, where he was presented with a Best Songwriter Award for Flaming Pie. Also attending the proceedings was legendary producer Phil Spector, who received a Special Q Award. When video clips of some of Spector’s best-known recordings were played on a giant screen, Paul stood up and applauded an excerpt of John’s “Stand By Me” (which Spector didn’t actually produce!), but when Phil took to the stage to make a speech, Paul got up from his seat and walked out – apparently, in protest at Spector’s overdubs on Let It Be nearly 30 years ago!

From Diomedia – Sir PAUL McCARTNEY British Pop Musician and Composer Arriving for the 1997 Q Awards COMPULSORY CREDIT: UPPA/Photoshot Photo UIW 013956/B-27 04.11.1997

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