Music legend Sir Elton John has been inducted into the Mojo Hall of Fame.
The gay star received the honour at the music magazine’s awards in Shoreditch Town Hall last night.
The award was presented to him by Best Newcomer winner, singer Corinne Bailey Rae, whose album sold around half a million copies after her single Put Your Records On became a Europe wide hit.
She said: “I didn’t expect to win at all, so I’m just amazed and really privileged to be accepting this award. I would like to say thank you to everyone who has helped me on my way so far.”
Mojo editor-in-chief Phil Alexander praised Sir Elton, who took time out of his worldwide tour to attend the ceremony, “His ability to conquer his own demons is legendary and he has managed to write some of the best songs ever.”
He described the artist’s upcoming album, The Captain and the Kid, as one of his best.
The winners were,
Best New Act Award- Corinne Bailey Rae
Classic Album Award- Tago Mago – Can
Roots Award- Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham
Inspiration Award- Buzzcocks
Les Paul Award- Brian May
Catalogue Release of the Year- Johnny Cash – Legend
Vision Award- The Flaming Lips – The Fearless Freaks
Mojo Merit- Bert Jansch
Mojo Maverick- The Jesus and Mary Chain
Mojo Hero- Prince Buster
Mojo Medal- Jools Holland
Songwriter Award- Chrissie Hynde
Mojo Icon- Scott Walker
Mojo Hall of Fame- Sir Elton John
Lifetime Achievement Award – David Gilmour
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