Jimmy Page, Pharrell Williams Awarded O2 Silver Clef Award
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.07.2014
Along with Tom Jones, Justin Timberlake and more...
Jimmy Page was awarded with an O2 Silver Clef Award on Sunday night. The Led Zeppelin guitarist was honored at a ceremony that included awards for Tom Jones, Paloma Faith, Laura Mvula, Gareth Malone, Giorgio Moroder and Justin Timberlake according to NME. Pharrell Williams was presented with the Raymond Weil International Award by Bono, who showed up as a surprise guest.
The awards have been running since 1976 and honor music artists while raising money for Nordoff Robbins, who work with people that suffer from autism, dementia, depression, physical and learning disabilities and other conditions. The yearly event has raised almost $9 million since its inception, with $531,000 raised this year through auctions.
Williams commented on his award, saying, "I'm super-embarrassed and caught offguard, because I didn't know Bono would be presenting this to me. It was so cool to sit and have a conversation with Bono. He reminds you of the importance of humility. England has been so good to NERD for over a decade, they were the first to show us support. I can't believe this is my life – we are all following in the footsteps of you, Bono. I'm happy to be an atom in this equation."