June 28, 2013 20:22
The Clash, Coldplay, Vampire Weekend honoured at O2 Silver Clef Awards
Jessie Ware, Ray Davies, One Direction also pick up awards at Nordoff Robbins event in London
Others award winners included Jessie Ware, The Kinks' Ray Davies, One Direction, The Bee Gees' Barry Gibb, Labrinth, Alison Moyet and classical performer Alison Balsom.
The Clash picked up The Silver Clef Award (for outstanding contribution to UK music). The award, which is the main prize of the entire event, has previously been won by legendary British musicians including Queen, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd, as well as some more unlikely choices such as M People and Dido.
Speaking about this year's choice of recipients, David Munns, chairman of music therapy charity Nordoff-Robbins who receive funds raised by the event, stated: "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."
He added: "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."
Vampire Weekend received the Raymond Veil International Award following the release of this year's LP 'Modern Vampires of the City', whilst Coldplay took home the Royal Albert Hall Best British Act Award and Ray Davies collected the Hard Rock Cafe Ambassador of Rock title.
The star-studded annual event, which is now in its 38th year, raised a total of £480,000 at the ceremony at the London Hilton on Park Lane today.
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