Supergrass - Supergrass Honoured With Blue Plaque Marker In Oxford03 October 2012
Supergrass Honoured With Blue Plaque Marker In Oxford
British rockers Supergrass have been honoured with a heritage plaque at the music venue where the bandmates launched their careers.
The foursome split in 2010, but brothers Gaz and Rob Coombes, Mick Quinn and Danny Goffey have left a lasting mark on their native Oxford, England thanks to local music historians.
The group has unveiled a blue plaque at the Jericho Tavern, where the bandmates signed a record deal in 1994 before enjoying a string of hits like Caught By the Fuzz and Alright.
Bassist Quinn admits the venue has a special place in his heart: "Everyone aspired to play there and I remember seeing my brother's band This Way Up as early as 1983. Our first positive reviews came at the Jericho when we were called Theodore Supergrass and I remember our promoter bursting into the dressing room after a gig in 1994 telling us, 'You've got it!'
"Soon after, that's when the feeding frenzy of record company A&R men started."
Supergrass have also been presented with a Music Heritage Award, which has previously been given to influential British bands Blur, Snow Patrol and James.
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