The MIT Awards Dinner 1999.
The Music Industry Trusts award has two aims: to raise money for the nominated charities, and to honour an individual who has made a significant contribution to the UK music industry.
Originating in 1992, the winner in 1999 was John Barry OBE, who joined an exclusive band which now includes Andrew Lloyd Webber; Alan “Fluff” Freeman; Sir George Martin; Sir Elton John and his partner in song, Bernie Taupin; Sir Michael Parkinson; Kylie Minogue OBE; Sir Tom Jones; Annie Lennox OBE; and that bastard Michael Eavis CBE.
Held at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London, where John Barry and his group, The John Barry Seven, had entertained New Year revellers in the late 1950s, many photos of the occasion were taken and can be seen here, courtesy of ......... :
Attended by Adam Faith, Sir Michael Parkinson, Don Black and Bill Kenwright with performances by David McCalmont and David Arnold.
Friday, Oct.22, 1999.