Date: 4 May 2015
Location: The Leadmill, Sheffield
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On the 4th of May 2015, one of Britain’s most loved and successful groups Pulp was presented with a PRS for Music Heritage Award. The site of the plaque was officially unveiled where the band first gigged in the 1980s – at The Leadmill in Sheffield.
Pulp, led by Jarvis Cocker, first played at The Leadmill on August 16, 1980, performing tracks in the typical electronic new wave "Sheffield sound" of the time. The band went on to achieve enormous success in the UK and worldwide, selling millions of albums and playing sold out gigs. The award-winning Leadmill is Sheffield’s longest running live music venue and club.
Lead singer, Jarvis Cocker commented: "Stage time was half two, we had maybe 50 people there and the bass player fell off stage. We got asked to play the next night, and once we did a couple of concerts we got invited to do more… I was only 16."