The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour, an annual awards program established in 2005 by Classic Rock Magazine in the UK, took place on Wednesday, November 11, at The Roundhouse in London.
Each year, the Outstanding Contribution award toasts the towering figures who have straddled their era, shaken the scene, left their fingermarks on a stellar catalog and safeguarded the spirit of rock as it rolls on through the decades.
This year they chose to bestow this honor on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame E Street Band Member Nils Lofgren, an artist whose rock ‘n’ roll résumé is second to none. Previous recipients of the Outstanding Contribution Award include Jeff Lynne, Bob Ezrin, John Paul Jones, Ronnie Wood, and Jeff Beck, amongst others.
Lofgren was able to accept the award in person, as he is currently crisscrossing the UK on his second tour of the United Kingdom this year, promoting his new album, Face the Music Tour.
"So honored to receive Classic Rock Mag's Outstanding Contribution Award and share the night with Amy and so many great musicians and friends, especially Andy Newmark, my award presenter," Lofgren said. "The UK has always been a magical music community to me and a second home to perform in. Amazing night!”
Just prior to departing for the UK, the guitarist performed at the Bridge School Benefit, an annual event organized by Neil Young. Young and Lofgren performed the song "Believe," adding harmonica and sharing some vocals.
When Lofgren returns from his 21-day UK tour, he will embark on US dates, currently booked through mid-year 2016.
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Remaining Nils Lofgren dates on UK tour:
11/13 - Scarborough Spa
11/14 - Edinburgh Queen's Hall
11/16 - Inverness Eden Court
11/17 - Aberdeen Music Hall
11/19 - Whitley Bay Playhouse
11/20 – Buxton Opera House
11/21 - New Brighton Floral Pavilion
11/22 - Watford Colosseum