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Old Nov 25, 2002, 02:52 AM   #1
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Paul McCartney has turned down the Brit lifetime achievement award for a second time in two years.

http://www.femail.co.uk/pages/standa...&inpage_id=119

'I'm not old enough for lifetime award'
by NICOLE LAMPERT, Daily Mail


As one of our most talented musicians and songwriters, his display cabinet is already overcrowded with showbusiness awards.
But the prospect of a receiving a gong for lifetime achievement proved a recognition too far for Sir Paul McCartney - who turned it down, fearing it would signal the end of his career.
Instead, the organisers of the honour the former Beatle has dubbed the 'I'm Just About to Die' award, have hurriedly given it to Tom Jones in recognition of a career spanning 40 years.
It is the second time 60-year-old Sir Paul has turned down the Brit award for outstanding achievement - he was first offered it in 2000. Then it was given to the Spice Girls, much to the derision of music critics.
Last year, it went to Sting after Madonna turned it down for the same reason. But 62-year-old Jones, who has enjoyed a startling comeback in recent years, was thrilled by the honour. He said last night: 'This is great news, I'm really chuffed.'
Brits chairman Tony Wadsworth said: 'Tom Jones is one of the truly great British recording artists who commands respect and admiration from artists in all genres of music.'
Previous recipients of the award, which will be presented in February, include U2, David Bowie, Sir Elton John and The Who.


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Old Nov 25, 2002, 05:57 AM   #2
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They gave it to the Spice Girls after Paul turned it down in 2000? Where does the comparison come in? lol... Oh well. I see where he's coming from. It'd be different if he wasn't still making music and doing stuff. I wouldn't want a lifetime achievement award if I weren't retired or seomthing. It makes it sound like there's no way he can produce anything better than what he'd already done. I hope he gets/accepts one when the time comes, though.

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Old Nov 25, 2002, 06:34 AM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By taxgirl:
Paul McCartney has turned down the Brit lifetime achievement award for a second time in two years.


'I'm not old enough for lifetime award'


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He'll never be enough old to anything.



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Old Nov 25, 2002, 06:50 AM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By lennon4:
They gave it to the Spice Girls after Paul turned it down in 2000? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Unbelievable. Shows just how, um... *prestigious* this award is, huh? Just for that, he should turn it down every year!

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Old Nov 25, 2002, 09:08 AM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By EasternBird:
Unbelievable. Shows just how, um... *prestigious* this award is, huh? Just for that, he should turn it down every year!

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No Kidding! Like they couldn't think of anyone better than the spice girls to give it too!? Apparently the *other* Beatles or Stones or Gerry and the Pacemakers even weren't more deserving than the Spice Girls!

what a mockery of the term "Life Achievement"!!!


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Old Nov 25, 2002, 09:55 AM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By taxgirl:


It is the second time 60-year-old Sir Paul has turned down the Brit award for outstanding achievement - he was first offered it in 2000. Then it was given to the Spice Girls, much to the derision of music critics.


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Oh my god, that is SUCH a laugh!!

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Old Nov 25, 2002, 10:48 AM   #7
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*whispers* have been to a 'concert' of the Spice Girls once with two little girls and only because their mother couldn't go and she actually forced ME to take them....

So, Paul's right not to accept the award!


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Throw pies at the Spice Ghouls. I was never able to take them seriously.

But THEM over Sir Paul?! That is insulting!

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Old Nov 26, 2002, 01:30 PM   #9
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By beatlebangs1964:
But THEM over Sir Paul?! That is insulting!

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Don't worry. They didn't pick the Girls "over" Paul....he turned it down and they picked the Girls as a 2nd (ok, it should have been like 500th, but there's no accounting for taste!) choice.

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No troubles about Tom Jones, however. I actually like him a lot.

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