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Jimmy Page gets his MOJO
Jimmy Page and Jean Michel Jarre were both winners at the MOJO Honours List awards ceremony on Thursday night (10.05.10).
Electronic music pioneer Jarre - who is estimated to have sold 80 million combined singles and albums since his first release, 'Oxygene', in 1976 - collected the Lifetime Achievement prize at the music magazine's annual event which was held at The Brewery in London.
Ceremony host and the publication's editor Phil Alexander said of Jarre's career: "He is up there with Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream as one of the real pioneers of electronic music. The difference is that he has done things on an epic scale."
Led Zeppelin guitarist Page picked up The MOJO Hall Of Fame accolade, while Duane Eddy scooped The MOJO Icon Award.
Newcomers The Low Anthem picked up The MOJO Breakthrough Act gong and exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "For us it's such an honour to be associated with MOJO. I don't think any band looks to an award for validation but it's a way of us being recognised and us recognising the magazine - it gives us strength to move forward."
Kasabian claimed the MOJO Song of the Year gong for their track 'Fire', while Teardrop Explodes were the recipients of The MOJO Inspiration Award.
MOJO Honours List 2010 full list of winners:
The MOJO Breakthrough Act: The Low Anthem
The MOJO Vision Award: Oil City Confidential - Julien Temple, Wilko Johnson and Pete (manager)
The MOJO Medal: Daniel Miller
The MOJO Maverick Award: Hawkwind
The MOJO Best Live Act presented by Red Stripe: Midlake
The MOJO Compilation Of The Year: Amorphous Androgynous
The MOJO Merit: Devo
The MOJO Classic Album Award: Stone Roses
The MOJO Catalogue Release Of The Year presented by HMV: The Beatles/Guy Hayden
The MOJO Roots Award: Kate and Anna McGarrigle (inc. Rufus and Martha Wainwright)
The MOJO Hero Award: Marc Almond
MOJO Classic Songwriter Award: Roy Wood
The MOJO Best Album presented by Ford Transit: Richard Hawley
The MOJO Outstanding Contribution To Music: Sigur Ros
The MOJO Song of the Year presented by Russian Standard Vodka: Kasabian 'Fire'
The MOJO Les Paul Award presented by Gibson Guitar: Richard Thompson
The MOJO Inspiration Award presented by HMV: Teardrop Explodes
The MOJO Lifetime Achievement Award: Jean Michel Jarre
The MOJO Icon Award: Duane Eddy
The MOJO Hall Of Fame Award presented by Universal Catalogue Marketing: Jimmy PagePosted on 10 Jun 2010 22:30 to category : Music News
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