Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Clash to be honored with Silver Clef Award

The Clash are being honored with a Silver Clef Award in London for their contributions to UK music.

Organized by music charity Nordiff-Robbins and set for June 28 at the London Hilton, the annual Silver Clef Awards honor artists from across the music industry, while raising funds for their music therapy programs.

Despite disbanding in 1986, The Clash have maintained a global following and continue to attract new fans.

"To be given the O2 Silver Clef Award from Nordoff Robbins is a real honor,” said guitarist Mick Jones. “Nordoff Robbins do great work and it feels special to be recognized at the O2 Silver Clef Awards."

"The Clash's music has just as much influence today as it did when they first came onto the music scene in 1976,” added Nordiff-Robbins Chairman David Munns. “It is no wonder 'London Calling' has been described as one of the most influential rock albums of all time. The O2 Silver Clef Award, the most prestigious of the ten awards handed out at the event, is given to a British artist in recognition of their contribution to UK music. 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."

In addition to The Clash, other artists being honored include Coldplay (Best British Act), Barry Gibb (Lifetime Achievement) and Alison Moyet (Icon).

Learn more about Nordiff-Robbins, the 2013 awards, and what you can do to help here.

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