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Date: Mon, 27 Jan 86 00:23:35 est
From: nessus (Doug Alan)
Subject: Garry Numan 1979

P.S. I have on video tape some of the footage from 1979 British Pop and Rock Music Awards. Garry Numan won best male singer, and Kate gets to give him the award, but he's not there -- he's in Philadelphia and accepts the award over a live satelite link, looking and acting like he's in tenth stage catatonia.

Later, Kate wins the award for best female singer, and when she accepts the award she says something like "I'm glad I'm not here over satelite, because it look like it really freaks you out!"


Date: Sun, 16 Nov 86 11:41:30 EST
From: nessus (Doug Alan)
Subject: CMJ New Music award

Kate Bush won the CMJ New Music award for best female artist and Peter Gabriel won it for best male artist. (Oh boy, oh boy!)



From: Neil Calton <nbc@vd.rl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 87 15:12:06 GMT
Subject: Polls in Sounds

In the recent readers' poll in Sounds, Kate scored a double success being voted top female vocalist and also heading the list for female sex object!

Behind Kate in the vocalist section were Liz Frazer, Siouxsie, Suzanne Vega, and Annie Lennox. Madonna was runner-up to Kate in the female sex object category. Best male vocalist was Peter Gabriel, who also had the best single with Sledgehammer and best promo video for the same song. PG and Kate's single Don't Give Up came 8th. Hair of the Hound was voted 10th best retail video. Best British band, best new band and best LP went to The Mission.


Date: Wed, 11 Feb 87 21:37 PST
From: IED0DXM%UCLAMVS.BITNET@wiscvm.wisc.edu
Subject: Best Female Singer

More KT news for Americans: Kate won Best Female Singer at the British Record Industry Awards AGAIN! [Last year she was nominated, but didn't actually win! --WIE] And this time she won without even having released a new studio album. Despite this, she was very prominent in the British charts in 1986, first at the beginning with the "Hounds of Love" and "The Big Sky" singles, and then at the end with the Peter Gabriel duet (a big hit in the U.K., in the singles charts for many weeks), and the Whole Story LP with its accompanying single (which latter record was the only commercial disappointment of the lot).

And for those who missed Kate on Entertainment Tonight last night (February 10), you didn't miss much. In the forty-five second story on the "BPI"'s, as they're called, Kate appeared for all of .75 seconds. She looked smashing in a quasi-Cossak-collared black suit, with her hair up. Not to worry if you didn't see her --the entire Awards show is scheduled for syndication, airing later on this month, so scour your TV Guides over the next couple of weeks!

-- Andrew Marvick and the twins


Date: Fri, 6 Mar 87 15:24:54 PST
From: ganzer%trout@nosc.mil (Mark T. Ganzer)
Subject: British Record Industry Awards Program

The British Record Industry Awards program mentioned back in Feb. made its appearance in Los Angeles last night on KHJ Ch. 9.

As mentioned previously, Kate won best British female award (they have such good taste). She looked smashing in her black dress, although it appeared she might have been hitting the Kit-Kats a little much recently (Could this be the results of a new album in the works? naw, probably just normal TV distortion). She also presented Peter Gabriel with the best British male award. Kate's 1986 accomplishments were listed as four top 40 singles, two top 10 albums (both double platinum), with "The Whole Story" reaching No. 1.

The program was hosted by BBC radio personality Guy Davies, and the MC was Jonathon King. Performing on the show were Spandau Ballet, Simply Red, Level 42 (a bad lip sych performance), Chris De Burgh, Curiosity Killed the Cat, Five Star, and Whitney Houston (what's she doing on a British awards show? Must be the hook to draw more of an American audience). The award winners are old news by now, but include Paul Simon, Dire Straits, Five Star, the Housemartins, the Bangles, and the Pet Shop Boys. An award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music was given to Eric Clapton. It was interesting to see what has been going on across the big pond for someone like myself who only had a passing interest in pop music for the past 10 years (in fact, I know of Kate only by accident, having caught the Hammersmith concert on the USA cable network. "Wuthering Heights" is one of the few songs that sent shivers up my spine when I first heard it. Indeed, I still prefer that version to either the original or new version. That ought to start another argument. But I digress....)

Mark T. Ganzer


Date: Sat, 6 Jan 90 21:07:18 PST
From: ed@das.llnl.gov (Edward Suranyi)
Subject: 1990 BPI

The nominations for the 1990 BPI Awards have been announced. Kate has been nominated twice: for Best British Female Artist and Best British Producer. Nigel Kennedy, whom we know plays on Kate's album, was nominated in the category of Best Classical Recording for his version of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.


From: E Welsh <ecwu59@castle.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 7 Jun 90 12:29:46 GMT
Subject: KT wins another award

Now that you're all thoroughly bored by all this gory detail here's something I've been meaning to type in for a long time. It's from Sounds magazine (I think) last year or early this year under a heading, The Sol awards. It's not very complimentary I'm afraid but anyway ...

"The Inland Revenue Award for the greatest contribution by an interview subject towards actually making filling in tax return forms seem fun by comparison : KATE BUSH."


Date: Sat, 12 Feb 1994 19:37:00 +0100
From: uli@zoodle.robin.de (Ulrich Grepel)
Subject: Kate is 'darling of the year 1993'

The pop poll 93 of the German magazine Musikexpress/sounds (2/94) has Kate at the top of the vote list in the category 'darling of the year'. I don't know how that vote took place, but I presume that me/sounds gave a list of people/bands in each of the many categories, and in one Kate is on top:

Darling of the year:

  1. Kate Bush (22.5%)
  2. Madonna (14.5%)
  3. Bjoerk (11.0%)
  4. Kim Wilde (11.0%)
  5. Mariah Carey (8.5%)
  6. Nina Hagen (7.6%)
  7. Vanessa Paradis (7.6%)
  8. Cher (5.8%)
  9. Linda Perry (5.8%)
  10. Janet Jackson (5.6%)

Since the percentages sum up to 99.9% I assume you could only choose between these ten. To be at the bottom really should worry you...


From: Steve ZPJ <zpj@huskbeat.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 1995 15:45:09 +0000
Subject: Kate in FHM

Recently, FHM listed the top 100 sexiest women of all time. Kate came in at number 78 (although she should have been higher). This is what they said about her:

Kate Bush

Mad Singer

Discovered by Pink Floyd Guitarist Dave Gilmour in a Surrey pub, this 37-year-old songstress first made her name in 1978 with her caterwauled chart topper "Wuthering Heights". Similarily off-key hits like "The Man With the Child in His Eyes", "Babushka", "Running Up That Hill", ensued; throughout it all she remained as gorgeous as she was mammacious.

Sexiest Moment: That infamous "nipple" poster.

As you can see it is rather inaccurate, they can't spell Babooshka and it is pretty degrading but at least she got a mention in a list that she should have dominated. --Steve ZPJ


From: "Forward, Jonathan" <JForward@sitgbsd1.telecom.com.au>
Date: Wed, 08 Nov 95 08:41:00 EST
Subject: RE: Kate in FHM

Thankyou for sharing just about the worst possible summary of Kate and her career that I have ever seen. That you should care what unutterable cretins have to say about her is a wonder. Mammacious?

On to Charity, Gigs etc.

written by Love-Hounds
compiled and edited
Wieland Willker
Sept 1995 June 1996