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Jarvis Cocker

Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker's stage invasion at the 1996 awards may have landed him under arrest, but his record sales soared as a result.

Incensed by Michael Jackson making Christ-like poses on stage while performing Earth Song, Cocker jumped up onto the stage with a friend and wiggled his backside at the audience. Jackson's minders swooped - and later the American singer's aides claimed his child dancers had been injured in the resulting fracas.

But no charges were brought against Cocker, and sales of Pulp's Different Class album soared.

Jackson's performance was also memorable for its introduction from Bob Geldof: "When he sings, it is with the voice of angels. When his feet move, you can see God dancing."







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