Music Legend John Lydon To Receive BMI Icon Award
July 18, 2013 at 8:28 AM (PT)
BMI will present JOHN LYDON the BMI Icon Award at its annual BMI LONDON AWARDS on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15th at LONDON'S DORCHESTER HOTEL, PARK LANE.
The BMI Icon designation is given to songwriters who have had "a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers." LYDON joins an elite list of past honorees that includes 2011 recipient QUEEN, as well as RAY DAVIES, STEVE WINWOOD, VAN MORRISON, DONOVAN, DON BLACK, and BRYAN FERRY, among others.
BMI Pres./CEO DEL BRYANT said, "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."
LYDON initiated the punk movement in the U.K. in the mid-'70s with the SEX PISTOLS and later led the post-punk and experimental charge with PUBLIC IMAGE LTD (PiL).