The Who‘s Roger Daltrey will be honored with the 25th annual edition of the prestigious Music Industry Trusts Award at a gala ceremony held on November 7 in London. The 72-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will be recognized for his contributions to the U.K. music business as a member of The Who and a solo artist, as well as his charitable work.
The event raises money for two U.K. organizations — the music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins and the BRIT Trust, which supports various music-education programs for young people.
“It’s great to be honored by my friends and colleagues in the music industry in this way in the 25th year of the Music Industry Trusts Award,” says Daltrey in a statement. “Nordoff Robbins and the BRIT Trust are wonderful charities…I am proud to join the honorees that have received this award before me and themselves done so much not only for these charities but also for many others.”
Music Industry Trusts Award committee chairman David Munns adds, “We are proud to recognize not only Roger’s musical output…but also his tireless dedication for charitable causes and in particular the Teenage Cancer Trust which has helped thousands of young people throughout the UK and worldwide. Roger Daltrey is an inspiration when it comes to personal devotion to charities and is a worthy recipient in this historic year.”
Previous recipients of the honor include Elton John & Bernie Taupin, Peter Gabriel, George Martin, Tom Jones, Annie Lennox, Jools Holland and Ahmet Ertegun.
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