The Clash To Get Honorary Silver Clef Award
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.22.2013
For their contribution to UK music...
NME reports that The Clef will be given The Silver Clef Award for outstanding contribution to UK music next week at the 38th annual ceremony. The Silver Clef is the main award of the event and was previously given to Queen, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, M People and Dido.
David Munns, chairman of music therapy charity Nordoff-Robbins (who receive funds raised by the event) said: "The Clash's music has just as much influence today as it did when they first came onto the music scene in 1976. It is no wonder London Calling has been described as one of the most influential rock albums of all time. Having been enormously influential in the UK music scene for over 35 years, I can think of no band more deserving of this award than The Clash."
Band member Mick Jones added: "Nordoff Robbins do great work and it feels special to be recognized at the O2 Silver Clef Awards."
The band became famous in the 1970s with songs like "Should I Stay Or Should I Go", "London Calling" and "(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais". They split up in 1986 and singer Joe Strummer died in 2002.
Other musicians getting awards at the event include Vampire Weekend (the Raymond Veil International Award for their album Modern Vampires of the City), Coldplay (Royal Albert Hall Best British Act Award), Kinks founder Ray Davies (Hard Rock Cafe Ambassador of Rock award), Jessie Ware (MusicQubed Best Newcomer), Labrinth (American Express Innovation Award) and The Bee Gees' Barry Gibb (Sony Mobile Lifetime Achievement Award).
The ceremony will take place at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane next Friday.