Tom Jones To Be Awarded Silver Clef Award
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Tom Jones To Be Awarded Silver Clef Award

by Paul Cashmere on June 4, 2014

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Tom Jones will receive the 2014 Silver Clef Award from the Nordoff Robbins charity for the second time. He joins Eric Clapton, Annie Lennox, Take That, the Who as two-time winners.

The 73-year-old Welsh singer is being honored for his nearly half-century career as a performer, going “from strength to strength, sustaining his popularity as a live performer and recording artist for more than four decades. He has lent his voice to every form of popular music from gospel to country and from dance to rock, selling over 100 million records in the process.” Jones previously received the award in 2001.

Sarah Edge, director of Sony Mobile U.K., said “Sir Tom Jones is a living legend, not only has his music brought pleasure to many people, he has also used his music and influence to benefit many charities over the years. We are honoured to present him with the Sony Mobile Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Jones said of the award “To be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award is a great honour, and to be included amongst the other fantastically talented artists is a real pleasure.”

Also receiving awards this year are Giorgio Moroder (Innovation Award), Pharrell Williams (International Award), Paloma Faith (Best British Act), Laura Mvula (Jack Daniels Best Newcomer Award), Chas & Dave (Investec Icon Award) and Gareth Malone (Classical Award). The awards will be presented on July 4 in London.

Nordoff Robbins is Britain’s leading provider of music therapy services in the U.K.

The previous winners of the Silver Clef Award:
1976 – The Who
1977 – Genesis
1978 – Cliff Richard and the Shadows
1979 – Elton John
1980 – Pink Floyd
1981 – Status Quo
1982 – The Rolling Stones
1983 – Eric Clapton
1984 – Queen
1985 – Dire Straits
1986 – Phil Collins
1987 – David Bowie
1988 – Paul McCartney
1989 – George Michael
1990 – Robert Plant
1991 – Rod Stewart
1992 – Def Leppard
1993 – Eric Clapton
1994 – Sting
1995 – Take That
1996 – Wet Wet Wet
1997 – Elvis Costello
1998 – Jamiroquai
1999 – M People
2000 – Eurythmics
2001 – Tom Jones
2002 – Dido
2003 – Coldplay
2004 – Morrissey
2005 – The Who (30th Anniversary Award)
2006 – Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne
2007 – Paul Weller
2008 – Oasis
2009 – Take That
2010 – Muse
2011 – Annie Lennox
2012 – Kylie Minogue (Honorary 25th Anniversary Award)
2013 – The Clash
2014 – Tom Jones

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