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The Clash win inspiration award
The Clash
The Clash won one of the 15 Mojo awards at the inaugural event
The Clash have been awarded a prize for being "inspiring" by music magazine Mojo's Honours List.

The awards, which also featured The Kinks' Ray Davies, recognise career-long contributions to popular music.

Mojo editor-in-chief Phil Alexander said the band had a "pushy bravado" which created songs "that remain as powerful and relevant today".

Davies, described as "consistently brilliant", won the songwriter prize for writing "classic material".

Davies wrote classic 1960s songs such as Waterloo Sunset, You Really Got Me and Lola.

Other stars honoured by the awards included James Brown, Marianne Faithfull, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Morrissey, Sting and the Black Eyed Peas.

And Sting won an international prize for influencing "all styles of music" and for his ability to "cross musical and physical boundaries".

Red Hot Chili Peppers at Mojo awards
The Red Hot Chili Peppers won the Maverick Award
"[Sting is] a performer who's used all kinds of musical styles, from jazz and soul through to world music, to create a unique sound that's gone on to influence soul, urban, hip hop and a new generation of rock stars," Mr Alexander said.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers were awarded the Mojo Maverick Award their "staying power".

Mr Alexander said: "The Chili Peppers' success is phenomenal.

"Like all great rock acts, their live performance hits home just how long they've been around and the depth and quality of their catalogue of classic songs."

Other winners were

  • The Mojo Icon Award: Morrissey

  • The Songwriter Award: Ray Davies

  • The Catalogue Release of the Year: Muzik City: The Trojan Records Story

  • The Mojo Vision Award: Led Zeppelin

  • The Mojo Medal: Geoff Travis

  • The Mojo Hall of Fame: Arthur Lee

  • The Mojo Hero Award: Roger McGuinn

  • The Mojo Classic Image Award: Bob Gruen

  • The Mojo Special Award: The Shadows

  • The Mojo Classic Album Award: Television's Marquee Moon

  • The Mojo Maestro Award: Jimmy Page

  • The Mojo Lifetime Achievement Award: James Brown




SEE ALSO:
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20 Jun 04  |  Entertainment
Kinks leader Ray Davies gets CBE
17 Mar 04  |  Entertainment
Sir Paul and Bowie for Mojo prize
07 Jun 04  |  Entertainment


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