Roger Daltrey of The Who has been named as the 25th recipient of the Music Industry Trusts Award for his contributions to music and charity.
The annual award, presented in a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London in November, recognises a notable figure in the music business each year. The event raises money for Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy and the BRIT Trust, and has realised more than £5 million for the two causes since its inception in 1992.
Last year’s winner of the Music Industry Trusts Award was Simon Cowell, and the 2014 recipient was Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis. Other previous winners include Sir Elton John & Bernie Taupin, Annie Lennox, Peter Gabriel, Sir George Martin, Kylie Minogue, Ahmet Ertegun, Jools Holland, Gary Barlow and John Barry.
“It’s great to be honoured by my friends and colleagues in the music industry,” said Daltrey. “Nordoff Robbins and the Brit Trust are wonderful charities. The Who were there at the beginning and I am proud to join the honourees that have received this award before me and themselves done so much not only for these charities, but also for many others.”
David Munns, the chairman of the award committee, said: “We are proud to recognise not only Roger’s musical output, both as a solo performer and as part of The Who, but also his tireless dedication for charitable causes and in particular the Teenage Cancer Trust which has helped thousands of young people throughout the UK and worldwide.”
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