Friday good people, that can’t be a bad thing if you ask me and I’ve got some rather excellent news to share courtesy of none other than The Baker. In my book even if The Clash receiving awards and recognition is overdue, I temper that with the concept of a fine wine – some things are worth waiting for. So – here are the details (thanks Baker):
The Clash have been awarded ‘The Silver Clef Award’ from Nordoff Robbins, which is a admirable piece of news. Each year the ‘Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards’ honours artists from across the music industry, whilst raising much-needed funds for their vital work transforming the lives of vulnerable people through music.
Previous winners include.
- Pink Floyd
- The Rolling Stones
- The Who
- Eric Clapton
- Paul McCartney
Nordoff Robbins is a national music charity dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable children and adults across the UK. They use music therapy and other music services to help a range of people with a range of challenges such as autism, dementia, mental health problems, stroke, brain injury and life-threatening or terminal illnesses.
Topper and Mick will be collecting the award on behalf of the band at the award ceremony in London.
In short, it’s a bloody marvellous award from an organisation that do a tremendous amount of good exclusivey via music therapy. Last year Nordoff Robbins delivered over 50,000 music therapy sessions per year in care homes, day centres, hospitals, schools and our own centres. They are also developing a range of other music and health projects aimed at bringing music to more and more people in local communities.
Mick Jones said:
“To be given the O2 Silver Clef Award from Nordoff Robbins is a real honour. Nordoff Robbins do great work and it feels special to be recognised at the O2 Silver Clef Award”
I hope we’ll see photos or video next week, I did try and find some photos of the award itself (it’s really nice) but most featured people holding it that I’d rather not have on the blog. That’ll change soon.
The awards luncheon takes place next Friday June 26th at the London Hilton on Park Lane.