Blur honoured with "inspirational" Mojo Award

Blur: honoured
Blur: honoured

The recently reunited Blur picked up the Inspiration Award at this year's Mojo Magazine Awards on Thursday. The band were honoured for their influence on modern music.

It's almost 10 years since the four members played live together. They will soon be playing a set of comeback gigs in London and performing at this year's Glastonbury Festival.

Yoko Ono was awarded a lifetime achievement award at the Mojo Magazine Awards ceremony on Thursday. This was the 76-yr-old's first music prize and she thanked Mojo for its "courageous decision".

US indie outfit Fleet Foxes were the proud recipients of the Best Live Act award while Bury's finest, Elbow, won Song Of The Year award for One Day Like This.

The other main winners are as follows:

Breakthrough Act - White Lies
Vision Award - Joy Division
Hall of Fame - Mott The Hoople
Hero Award - The Pretty Things
Classic Songwriter Award - Johnny Marr
Classic Album Award - Odessey And Oracle by The Zombies
Maverick Award - Manic Street Preachers
Best Album - 22 Dreams by Paul Weller

Neil Crossley

Neil Crossley is a freelance writer and editor whose work has appeared in publications such as The Guardian, The Times, The Independent and the FT. Neil is also a singer-songwriter, fronts the band Furlined and was a member of International Blue, a ‘pop croon collaboration’ produced by Tony Visconti.