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Sex Pistols singer John Lydon to be honoured

At the BMI London Awards in October.


Lydon, known in his Pistols days as Johnny Rotten, will receive the BMI Icon Award as a recognition for his contributions to music. He will receive it at the ceremony held at London’s Dorchester Hotel, Park Land on October 15th.

The band known best for their hit ‘God Save the Queen’ officially reached number two in the UK charts (despite being the best selling single that week) as well as other singles ‘Anarchy in the UK’ and ‘Pretty Vacant’. Their one and only album ‘Never Mind the Bollocks: Here’s the Sex Pistols’ topped the UK charts in 1977 and later went platinum.

The punk icon back in the Sex Pistols days


The award is described as being given to songwriters who have had “a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” Previous recipients include Van Morrison, Bryan Ferry and Queen.

Del Bryant, BMI President and Chief Executive Officer, said that “John Lydon is a true icon whose influence on music, fashion and art has been felt around the world. We are very pleased to recognize his impact on popular culture and his outstanding musical contributions with the BMI Icon Award.”

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