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Live & Exclusive
Friday 27 June
Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox performs live and exclusive at the Riverside Studios in London on Friday 27 June.

From a restaurant meeting with Dave Stewart to The Tourists, Eurythmics and going solo - here's a synopsis of Annie Lennox's highly successful career.

Annie Lennox1971: Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart meet in a London restaurant.

1977: They record together for the first time.

1979: They form The Tourists with a single 'Blind Among The Flowers', which reaches No.52.

1980: The Tourists disband; Lennox and Stewart form Eurythmics.

1981: Eurythmics sign to RCA, have their chart debut and their first tour.

1983: Sweet Dreams reaches No.2 in the UK and No.15 in the USA.

Annie Lennox1984: A 175 date tour begins; Album 'Touch' tops the UK charts; Annie Lennox wins her first BRIT Award for Best British Female Artist; Songwriters of the Year at the Ivor Novello Awards; MTV US Award for Best New Video - 'Sweet Dreams'; Sex Crime reaches No. 4.

1985: Album 'Be Yourself Tonight' goes top 10 in the UK and the USA; 'There Must Be An Angel' tops the UK chart; Lennox's duet with Aretha Franklin 'Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves' goes top 10 in the UK and top 20 in the USA; Lennox makes her acting debut in 'Revolution' with Al Pacino and Donald Sutherland.

1986: Annie Lennox wins 2nd BRIT Award for Best British Female; album 'Revenge' goes to No.3 in the UK (and stays in the charts for one year) and makes the US top 20.

1987: 'Missionary Man' wins US Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by Duo or Group; Ivor Novello Awards - Songwriters of the Year and Best Contemporary Song for 'It's Alright (Baby's Coming Back)'.

1988: Duo perform at Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Tribute; Lennox records 'Put A Little Love In Your Heart' with Al Green which goes top 30 in the UK and top 10 in the USA.

Annie Lennox1989: Lennox wins BRIT Award for Best Female Artist; Album 'We Too Are One' becomes duo's 2nd No.1.

1990: Lennox wins BRIT Award for Best British Female Artist.

1991: 'Greatest Hits' is the duo's 3rd No.1 album.

1992: Annie Lennox's First Solo album, Diva is released and reached No.1; Lennox wins Ivor Novello for 'Why' - Best Song Musically and Lyrically, National Academy of Recording Artists and Science - Best Music Video Long Form for 'Diva'.

1993: Lennox wins BRIT Award for Best British Female and Best British Album for her solo album 'Diva'.

1995: Annie Lennox's Second Solo Album, Medusa is released and reaches No.1. Lennox wins: Grammy - Best female Pop Vocal Performance and Best British Album for 'Diva', Grammy & National Academy of Recording Artists and Science for 'No More I Love You', Best female Pop Vocal Performance, World Music Awards for Best selling British Female Recording Artist.

1996: BRIT Award for Best Female Solo Artist.

Annie Lennox1998: Eurythmics perform for the first time together in 10 years at the Cobden Club, London.

1999: Eurythmics receive BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music; Eurythmics release their new album 'Peace', and embark on 'Peacetour' stretching over 3 continents. All of the proceeds are given to Amnesty and Greenpeace; Eurythmics perform at the Royal Observatory - Millennium concert.

2000: Eurythmics perform at American Music Awards - the Shrine in Los Angeles; TV Shows in NY - Live by Request; Lennox & Stewart perform acoustic sets at summer festival tour in Europe. Lennox & Stewart perform at the opening of Paul Allen's 'Experience Music Project' in Seattle; Eurythmics receive 'Silver Clef Award - Outstanding Contribution to Music' by Nordoff Robbins; ASCAP award - Most performed song 'Sweet Dreams'.

2001: Lennox receives Tartan Cleff Award - Nordoff Robbins Scotland.

2002: Lennox performs at the Queen's Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace.

2003: Word Tour begins and Lennox's first album in over seven years,'Bare', is released in June.

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