U.K. performing rights society PRS for Music has awarded lyricist Don Black the PRS Award for extraordinary achievement.

The award was presented in recognition of Black's exceptional contribution to British music and culture.

Black attended an award ceremony and lunch in London with his wife of 40 years, Sheila Black. Also attending were broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan, playwright Christopher Hampton, Sir George Martin and veteran singer Elaine Paige.

Don Black has won a string of awards including an Oscar, two Tony Awards, five Ivor Novello Awards and a Golden Globe. In 2007 he was inaugurated into the songwriters Hall of Fame.

"Don's work, spanning five decades, has continually been at the heart of some of the greatest music produced over that period and as such has enriched the music scene in this country," said Ellis Rich, chairman of PRS for Music, in a statement. "We're delighted to be honoring him."

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