The Another Day In Paradise singer – who's been rocking for over a quarter of a century – was the picture of fatherly contentment as he shepherded the beautiful 19–year-old along the red carpet.
Even former hell-raiser Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols was on well-behaved, if ebullient form. Along with Neil Diamond the 52-year-old was hailed as a Music Man at Monday's gongs. Meanwhile, Paul Weller, known in music circles as the Modfather, was recognised for his outstanding contribution to music.
The new generation did get a look in though. Duffy, the Welsh singer dubbed 'the new Dusty Springfield', won song of the year for her hit Mercy. "It's all fun," said the Nefyn-born lass while waiting for the prizes to be announced. "I'll be better once I've had a drink," she admitted nervously though.
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