THE HUMAN LEAGUE - AWARDS

 

4th October 2004

 

THE Q INNOVATION IN SOUND AWARD

Chosen by Q Magazine

Winner: THE HUMAN LEAGUE

     

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Tuesday 5 October 2004

 
 

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

 

  SYNTH pop outfit the Human League have vowed not to let their Q award out of sight until it's safely on the mantelpiece.  
  The trio - Susanne Sulley, Phil Oakey and Joanne Catherall - are chuffed with the gong for sound innovation. Amazingly, after a career spanning more than 20 years, it's the only piece of silverware they have to show for their efforts, which include the smash Don't You Want Me.  
  They did pick up Best British Breakthrough Act at the 1982 Brits - but got so drunk they left the trophy in the taxi home. Phil told us: "This is the only other prize we've won. This time we will hold on to it."  
 

 
 

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THE RAZZ:

TO ERR IS HUMAN BUT WIN DIVINE

 
  Oct 5 2004  
  With Beverley Lyons And Lee-Ann Fullerton At The Qawards  
  EIGHTIES New Romantic sensations The Human League were thrilled to collect the Q Innovation in Sound award.
The band, who notched up a string of hits, including the classic Don't You Want Me, have only been awarded one other top music trophy in their career.
 

And, no sooner had they picked that one up, than they promptly managed to lose it in the back of a cab.
The band, wearing well despite the intervening years, were cheered wildly when they went on stage.
And singer Joanne Catherall later admitted: 'We won best newcomer at the Brits in 1982 but I was a bit worse for wear and left the award in the back of a taxi. So getting this trophy today is fantastic. Now we can finally say that the Human League have an award.'

  Phil, Joanne and fellow backing singer, Susanne Sulley, all turned out to pick up their trophy - - even striking a pose that would not be out of place on their eighties albums.  
  Phil Oakey left the ceremony clutching the trophy - probably fearing it might not make it back to Sheffield if he left it to Joanne.