Bryan Ferry To Be Named Icon At BMI London Awards
August 11, 2008 at 12:25 PM (PT)
BRYAN FERRY will be named a BMI Icon at the U.S. performing right organization’s annual LONDON AWARDS, slated for TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7th at LONDON’S DORCHESTER HOTEL, PARK LANE. The invitation-only gala will recognize the U.K., European and Jamaican songwriters and publishers of the past year’s most-played BMI songs on American radio and television.
The Icon designation is given to BMI songwriters who have bestowed "a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers." BRYAN FERRY joins an elite list of past honorees that includes multi-genre nobility PETER GABRIEL, RAY DAVIES, VAN MORRISON, THE BEE GEES, ISAAC HAYES, DOLLY PARTON, JAMES BROWN, WILLIE NELSON, HALL & OATES, PAUL SIMON, CROSBY, STILLS & NASH, STEVE WINWOOD and more.
From work in the early 1970s with progressive glam rock legends ROXY MUSIC to his innovative solo work, BRYAN FERRY redefined pop culture as a delicate balance of street savvy and refined luxury.