20 years ago in 1996, Pulp’s frontman Jarvis Cocker climbed onstage at the BRIT awards in an act of protest by mooning Michael Jacksonduring his delusional and incredibly pompous performance. Michael Jackson dressed as some modern-aged Jesus figure continued to perform whilst Cocker pranced around like an epileptic stick insect openly mocking the king of pop’s megalomaniac behaviour. It was a glorious moment in TV history. I was 11 at the time and Cocker’s hilarious act of defiance stole the hearts of the British music media including my own.
(Jarvis Cocker makes his grand entrance at about 5:00 min)
But Cocker’s side-splitting intervention wasn’t the only memorable event from the BRIT awards, which have been hosted for almost 40 years. The event has seen some of the world’s most legendary acts pass through and swipe up the precious trophy. Question is, how many do you remember?
To celebrate the 2016 awards, we’ve worked with renowned British illustrator Mohan Ballard to create a quiz for die-hard music fans. The quirky illustration contains 50 visual clues of previous winners dating back nearly 40 years.
Some are easy — such as “a Dell computer” to represent Adele, but others took us hours to find. Check out the illustration below and guess away to see if you are the true music buff you pretend to be at parties (we will release the results in a few days).
Head to our Facebook page now and tell us which artists you see for your chance to win 6 months of Premium+.