2014 in British music

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This is a summary of the year 2014 in British music.

Events[edit]

Television series[edit]

Films[edit]

Charts[edit]

Artists/Groups reformed[edit]

Groups disbanded[edit]

Classical works[edit]

Opera[edit]

Film scores and incidental music[edit]

British music awards[edit]

BRIT Awards[edit]

The 2014 BRIT Awards were held on 19 February 2014 at The O2 Arena, London and hosted by James Corden.[19][20]

Ivor Novello Awards[edit]

The 59th Ivor Novello Awards were held on 22 May 2014 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.[21][22]

Mercury Prize[edit]

The 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize was awarded on 29 October 2014 to Young Fathers for their album Dead.[23]

Popjustice £20 Music Prize[edit]

The 2014 Popjustice £20 Music Prize was awarded on 29 October 2014 to Little Mix for their song "Move".

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [BBC News - "Sir Thomas Allen to receive Queen's Medal for Music", 7 January 2014]. Accessed 12 January 2014
  2. ^ "Brit Awards nominations 2014: full list", The Telegraph, 9 January 2014. Accessed 12 January 2014
  3. ^ Brit Awards 2014 - Official website. Accessed 12 January 2014
  4. ^ Guardian music. "Kate Bush announces first live shows since 1979". the Guardian. 
  5. ^ Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Sir Neville Marriner's Birthday Celebration Concert. Accessed 10 September 2014
  6. ^ "Classic FM Hall of Fame 2014". Classic FM. 21 April 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Mark Brown (2014-10-18). "Julian Lloyd Webber 'devastated' over end of cello career". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  8. ^ Southbank Centre: Michael Nyman 70th Birthday Concert (archived). Accessed 9 June 2014
  9. ^ Hope, Christopher (21 June 2012). "Gary Barlow's OBE is no problem despite tax avoidance claims, says Downing Street". The Telegraph (UK). 
  10. ^ "Take That stars could face tax bill of millions after court decision". BBC News (UK). 10 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Take That's Jason Orange quits; bandmates say it's a huge loss". BBC Newsbeat. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  12. ^ Johnston, Chris (25 September 2014). "Jason Orange leaves Take That". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "BBC News - Katherine Jenkins' wedding blessed by Neath vicar Stephen Ryan". BBC News. 
  14. ^ BBC Four - Rule Britannia!. Accessed 22 April 2014
  15. ^ "Dancing Cheek to Cheek, BBC Four, review: 'ebullient'", The Telegraph, 20 November 2014. Accessed 20 November 2014
  16. ^ "Sundance 2014: Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch on his musical ode to Glasgow, 'God Help The Girl'". Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  17. ^ Beaumont-Thomas, Ben (21 October 2014). "Cycle complete: Orbital announce split after 25 years". The Guardian (London, England: Guardian Media Group). Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  18. ^ Official website: Upcoming performances. Accessed 9 June 2014
  19. ^ "Brits 2014: Winners in full". BBC News. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  20. ^ "Brit Awards 2014: the winners in full". The Daily Telegraph (London, England: Telegraph Media Group). 19 February 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  21. ^ Pakinkis, Mike (22 May 2014). "Ivor Novello Awards 2014: All the winners". Music Week (London, England: Intent Media). Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  22. ^ Ellis-Petersen, Hannah (22 May 2014). "James Blake and London Grammar honoured at Ivor Novello awards". The Guardian (London, England: Guardian Media Group). 
  23. ^ Savage, Mark (29 October 2014). "http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29791914". 
  24. ^ "Veteran BBC radio broadcaster Frank Wappat dies". BBC News. 17 February 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  25. ^ John Amis (2014-03-07). "Marion Thorpe obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  26. ^ Barry Millington (2014-04-09). "John Shirley-Quirk obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  27. ^ liverpoolecho Administrator. "Liverpool singer-songwriter Stan Kelly has died". liverpoolecho. 
  28. ^ "Brian Priestman, 87, former Denver Symphony conductor". 
  29. ^ "Antony Hopkins - obituary". Telegraph.co.uk. 6 May 2014. 
  30. ^ Martin Kettle (2014-05-08). "Sir George Christie obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  31. ^ "Douglas Cummings". The Times. 2014-06-19. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  32. ^ "Jeff Kruger: Businessman who opened the Flamingo Club, which was at the epicentre of the British jazz and r’n’b scene". The Independent. 
  33. ^ Raymond Head (2014-06-17). "Malcolm MacDonald obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  34. ^ Millington, Barry (23 July 2014). "David Brown obituary". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  35. ^ "Scottish folk singer Jean Redpath dies". BBC News. 
  36. ^ AP (29 August 2014). "Former Jethro Tull bass player Glenn Cornick dies". 
  37. ^ "Singer Lynsey De Paul dies aged 64". BBC News. 
  38. ^ Dean Van Nguyen (3 October 2014). "The Holloways' Rob Skipper has died". NME.COM. 
  39. ^ Guardian music. "Jerry Dammers pays tribute to late Hyperdub MC the Spaceape". the Guardian. 
  40. ^ "Andrew Kerr, organiser of the 1971 Glastonbury Fair dies at 80". Central Somerset Gazette. 
  41. ^ "Mark Bell of LFO Dies: Warp Records Confirms; Fans Tweet ‘RIP’". The Epoch Times. 14 October 2014. 
  42. ^ "Baker Street saxophone player Raphael Ravenscroft dies". BBC News. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  43. ^ "Singer Alvin Stardust dies aged 72". BBC News. 
  44. ^ David, Renshaw (25 October 2014). "Former Cream musician Jack Bruce dies, aged 71". NME. David Renshaw. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  45. ^ Los Angeles Times (31 October 2014). "Ian Fraser, famed composer who worked alongside Julie Andrews, dead at 81". latimes.com. 
  46. ^ Maggie Boyle obituary
  47. ^ "Mike Burney 1944-2014 R.I.P.". thejazzbreakfast. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  48. ^ "Jeff Fletcher: Family pays tribute to Northern Uproar guitarist killed in Stockport horror crash". Manchester Evening News. 17 November 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  49. ^ Death of Arthur Butterworth