The PRS for Music Heritage Award scheme honours the performance birthplaces of legendary bands, artists and songwriters - as well as recognising the network of pubs, clubs and live music venues that have been integral in providing a training ground for the best of UK music talent. The scheme launched by unveiling a commemorative plaque to Blur openplaques:id=4846 at the site of their first ever gig in the Goods Yard of the East Anglian Railway Museum, Colchester. The plaque unveiling took place on Monday 30 November. Hot on its heels was another Heritage Award celebration, this time to Dire Straits openplaques:id=2258 whose musical birthplace was outside a block of flats in Deptford, South-East London. There are more UK-wide Heritage Awards in the planning which will be charted on a special interactive map - and this is where you come in. If you, your friends or your family members were at the first gig of an act you think PRS for Music should recognise in this way, please email email@example.com Or if you have photos, memorabilia or merchandise from any of these ‘musical birthplaces’, PRS for Music would love to hear from you. If we make an award based on your suggestion, we promise to invite you to the celebration.
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