The inaugural PRS for Music Heritage Award, honouring the site of Blur’s first gig, was presented to the East Anglian Railway Museum on Monday 30 November 2009.
The Heritage Award is a unique scheme to celebrate UK music venues which have played a pivotal role in launching the careers of some of the country’s most iconic music acts.
Blur played their first gig at the Railway Museum in 1989 when the band was known as Seymour. Blur also made a triumphant return to the Museum in the summer of 2009 before going on to perform at the Glastonbury festival.
Speaking at the event, PRS Chairman Ellis Rich said: ‘We are indebted to wonderful venues like the East Anglian Railway Museum for giving Blur, and bands like them, the chance to perform when they were just a small note on the musical scale of greatness. Performing in front of a live audience is how embryonic bands grow, develop, and perfect their skills.’