They actually won 2. Also won song of the decade for Bo Rhap. See Brian's web site.
My mate was actually there doing corporate entertainment stuff and he went a bit wild in his support of Brian and Roger.
Here's his report to me on the night:
"You'd have been proud of me yesterday. I was at The Ivors, and Queen got an award for an outstanding body of work. Brian and Anita and Roger and MysteryBlonde were there, and walked past me with a polite nod. When they got up on stage I led a standing ovation for the boys - well, a few others out of the 1000 people in the room stood up - but my god my hands hurt after I'd stopped clapping (not in a Radio Ga Ga style either). They looked genuinely humbled (about the award rather than the clapping) and Roger and Brian said some interesting things that I'll tell you about. As it was an untelevised industry gig they were more candid than at a Big
* They think the Ivors are the only real awards that count - and were moved to get another one
* They genuinely like their record company and want to stay there
* After Freddie died they shunned their back catalogue and didn't want to think of their time together. However a couple of years ago they realised they should be proud of it all, and have again embraced their work.
* Brian thinks red clogs and a long red jacket looks cool - it didn't. Massive hair from him and also Roger (the second Roger Taylor to get an award yesterday). Anita's hair has changed - looked good.
Other musos there? Lou Reed, Rolf Harris, The Darkness, Geldof and Ure, Duran Duran, Steve Harley, Sir John Tavener, Sting, Roger Daltrey, Tom Jones, Feargal Sharkey, Keith Richards' son Marlon, "whispering" Bob Harris and a pile of others I've forgotten. Mighty."
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