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Arctic Monkeys make history

By Lynsey Bradford, Town Reporter Friday 21st February 2014
Arctic Monkeys - Photo By Zackery Michael

THE Arctic Monkeys made history after winning Brit Awards for both best group and album of the year for the third time.

The band, which played its first gig in Barnsley at Birdwell WMC in 2005, scooped the awards at Wednesday night's ceremony.

Talking about rock and roll in his acceptance speech, lead singer Alex Turner said: "It seems like it's faded away sometimes but it will never die."

Alex and drummer Matt Helders were taught by the late Richard Tolson, a respected music teacher at Barnsley College who died in September of a rare form of cancer, aged 40.

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Posted by LN I Fri 21st Feb 2014 at 2:35pm

Whilst the band are clearly very talented, I thought the spokesperson spoiled himself on the second award by announcing they should "invoice him for the mic" and then dropping it horizontally on the floor. He just ended up looked ilke an precocious idiot ...