Madonna, U2, Queen - but what the hell is Robbie Williams doing in there?...
One act had been chosen by TV viewers of a Channel 4 programme to represent each decade since the 1950s.
were at the ceremony at the Hackney Empire to pick up honorary awards, which were also awarded to The Beatles, [a] and [/a].
Madonna was presented with her award by artist Tracey Emin Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and designer Stella McCartney put together a video tribute to the 46-year-old performer which saw them wear some of her most famous outfits, reports the BBC.
Paltrow wore a gold conical bodice and had her hair scooped to the top of her head, while McCartney donned a raspberry pink dress.
The pair sat on a bed with bare-chested men perched at the end, with Paltrow saying: “She’s made it okay to be sexual as a woman.”
Madonna said: “It means a lot to me that so many nice things have been said about me and that I have been voted into the UK Hall of Fame.”
Bono was there to pick up U2‘s award from Dennis Hopper, while [a]’s ex-wife Priscilla picked up his gong. Queen pair Brian May and Roger Taylor were presented with their award by the band’s number one fan [/a]’s Justin Hawkins.
Also on hand to accept awards were [a]’s widow Rita and The Rolling Stones‘s Ronnie Wood. Ironically, although they were the nomination for the 60s, Wood didn’t join the band until 1975.