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Oasis to get Silver Clef honour

Noel and Liam Gallagher pictured in 1996
Oasis were at the forefront of the Britpop scene

Oasis are to be given a lifetime achievement award at the Silver Clef music awards in London, its organisers have announced.

Previous winners of the award include Paul Weller and U2.

The winners of seven other awards will also be revealed at a charity lunch in July at the Park Lane Hilton in London.

The Silver Clef awards are held annually to raise funds for Nordoff-Robbins, which provides music therapy for adults and children.

Other awards handed out each year include best British band, best international act and the Icon award, won last year by Rod Stewart.

Bryan Ferry and tenor Andrea Bocelli were also among last year's winners.

Seventh album

Earlier this year, Oasis were honoured with a Brit Award for outstanding contribution to music.

The Manchester band shot to fame in 1994 and were at the forefront of the Britpop scene which saw the return of guitar music to the UK charts.

Be Here Now became the fastest-selling album in chart history when it was released in 1997.

The band released an 18-track greatest hits album in November, while their seventh studio album is due out later in the year.

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