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Top Silver Clef award for Oasis

Noel Gallagher
Noel (pictured) and Liam Gallagher were at the forefront of Britpop

Rock band Oasis have been honoured with a lifetime achievement prize at the Silver Clef awards in London.

The veteran rockers join Paul Weller and U2 as recipients of the prize, which is awarded to raise funds for music therapy charity Nordoff-Robins.

Other winners at the ceremony in London included The Fratellis, who picked up best British band, and Amy MacDonald, who was named newcomer of the year.

Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams took home the Ambassador of Rock prize.

SILVER CLEF AWARDS 2008
Silver Clef Award - Oasis
Icon Award - Squeeze
Classical Award - Nicola Benedetti
Ambassadors of Rock - Bryan Adams
Best British Band - The Fratellis
Download of the Year - Estelle, American Boy
International Award - Meat Loaf
Newcomer Award - Amy Macdonald
Last year's ceremony saw Snow Patrol win best British group, Andrea Bocelli take the classical award, and Bryan Ferry named Ambassador of Rock.

Rod Stewart, who was given the Icon award, was unable to attend after falling at a gig in Manchester and hurting his leg.

Oasis shot to fame in 1994 and were key players in the Britpop scene, enjoying a healthy rivalry with contemporaries Blur.

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

The band's seventh studio album, Dig Out Your Soul, is due for release on 6 October.


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