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RADIOHEAD SCOOP THE POOL AT IVORS

[a]Radiohead[/a] won two of the most prestigious categories in the Ivor Novello Songwriting Awards at today's ceremony in London...

Radiohead triumphed in the categories of Best Contemporary Song and Best Song Musically And Lyrically at the Ivor Novello Awards For 1997 in London held this afternoon (Thursday, May 28) in London.

The band, who accepted their awards in person at the ceremony, won the first award for last year's epic single 'Paranoid Android' and Best Contemporary Song for 'Karma Police'.

THE VERVE's Richard Ashcroft took the gong for Best Songwriter, while the PRS Outstanding Contribution To British Music award went to MORRISSEY. The Best Dance Music category was won by Tim Kellet and Robin Taylor-Firth from OLIVE, for 'Not Alone'.

The annual awards ceremony, the songwriting equivalent of The Brits, took place at The Grosvenor House Hotel.

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