Feb 18 2020

Whether you love or hate them, they have brought some memorable moments over the years.

Although the bash has been uncharacteristically well-behaved in recent years, to celebrate the 40th anniversary we are showing you are favourite moments from over the years:

1. Robbie vs Liam (2000)

Robbie Williams and Liam Gallagher were well documented friends in the 90s, that was of course until Noel decided to call Robbie a ‘fat backing-dancer’.

Choosing a very public forum to air his grievances, Williams took the stage to propose a challenge. "Would you pay to come and see it? Liam, a hundred grand of your money and a hundred grand of my money, we'll get in the ring, we'll have a fight and you can all watch it on TV,". Of course it never happened but the fight is often still suggested now, 20 years later...


2. Jarvis Cocker moons Michael Jackson (1996)

It was 20 years ago today that Michael Jackson arrived on stage at the Brit Awards to deliver a performance of Earth Song that would be talked about for decades to come. Little did we know it would be for a different reason entirely.

Jarvis Cocker, of Pulp fame, jumped on stage during Jackson’s performance and exposed his bum to the world – wiggling it to millions of people.

He was quickly grabbed off-stage by police, however he received widespread praise for the way in which he had gone about tackling Jackson’s ‘god-like’ complex.


3. Geri Halliwell's Union Jack dress (1997)

The Spice Girls performed Wannabe at the 1997 Brit Awards, this become a highly memorable performance but not for the song itself, but Geri Halliwell’s dress.

Rumour has it, the now legendary dress was made by Geri’s sister and was in-fact a tea-towel with a peace sign sewn into the back.

Years later, the iconic garment went to auction selling for a record-breaking £41,320.


4. Adele gets cut short for Blur (2012)

The 2012 Brit’s climaxed in style when Adele took to the stage to accept the biggest award of the night, Album of the Year. Little did she know that Blur were at the side of stage waiting to perform.

As the obviously moved singer accepted her award, she was hurried along by presenter James Corden. An ever-sassy Adele responded to the organisers the only way a Tottenham girl could – a cheeky hand gesture.


5. Madonna falls over during her live performance (2015)

Basically, Madonna falls over on live TV, spectacularly.


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