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Blur Heritage AwardDate: 30 November 2009
Recipient: Blur
Location: East Anglian Railway Museum
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On 30 November 2009, the British band Blur were the first group to be honoured and recognised by the PRS for Music Heritage Award. A special plaque was erected at the Goods Shed of the East Anglian Railway Museum - where the band, Alex James, Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon and Dave Rowntree played their first gig in 1989.

Ian Reed, Ellis Rich and Graham Coxon's parents at the Heritage Award presentation

Former Chairman of PRS for Music, Ellis Rich said: "Celebrating this country's musical heritage is a great thing to do and these plaques will be springing up all over the country…The UK has given the world some fantastic songwriter and performed which enrich our lives and provide the music we love; I'm proud that their humble musical beginnings will be recognised and honoured for all to see… It is very fitting that a band like Blur, which started out in such an obscure way and became such musical phenomenon is the first to receive the PRS for Music Heritage award."

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