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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Mojo Honours List 2006 Winners

Mojo magazine announced all the winners and handed out pointy "M"-shaped awards during their Mojo Honours List 2006 ceremony.

The Jesus and Mary Chain won the Maverick Award but a scheduled reunion of the band's brothers did not occur. Jim and William Reid have a stormy history and reportedly have not spoken in eight years. Jim showed up; his brother did not. Jim Reid accepted the award and said, "I would like to thank my big brother - for not coming."

Scott Walker won the Mojo Icon Award. Elton John was inducted into the Hall of Fame, though Axl Rose had been scheduled to present him with the honor, and did not show up at the ceremony.

Corinne Bailey Rae won the Best New Act Award. David Gilmour won the Lifetime Achievement Award. Chrissie Hynde was presented the Mojo Songwriter award by Mick Jones. The award is intended for "an artist whose career has been defined by their ability to consistently pen classic material." Buzzcocks won the Mojo Inspiration Award, and the nominees were given Rice-a-Roni, the San Francisco treat.

The Winners:

Best New Act: Corinne Bailey Rae
Hall of Fame: Sir Elton John
Lifetime Achievement: David Gilmour
Mojo Icon: Scott Walker
Songwriter Award: Chrissie Hynde
Les Paul Award: Brian May
Mojo Medal: Jools Holland
Catalogue Release: Legend by Johnny Cash
Vision Award (Film/DVD): The Fearless Freaks by Flaming Lips
Classic Album: Tago Mago by Can
Mojo Maverick: Jesus and Mary Chain
Mojo Hero: Prince Buster
Inspiration Award: Buzzcocks
Roots Award: Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham
Mojo Merit: Bert Jansch

Corinne Bailey Rae - Like A Star (available on Corinne Bailey Rae)

The Pretenders - Message Of Love (available on Greatest Hits)

The Pretenders - Precious (available on Pretenders)

The Jesus and Mary Chain - April Skies (available on 21 Singles 1984-1998)

The Jesus and Mary Chain - Snakedriver (available on 21 Singles 1984-1998)

Buzzcocks - Fast Cars (available on Another Music In A Different Kitchen)

Aretha Franklin - Do Right Woman Do Right Man (written by Roots Award winner Dan Penn, along with Chips Moman. Available on Greatest Hits)


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