Officers of the Order of the British Empire

  1. The Jubilee Bump: How The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Is Boosting UK Music Sales

    June 06, 2012 3:26 PM EDT Robbie Williams performing at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert outside Buckingham Palace on Monday (June 4). (Photo: Getty) As the U.K. awaited an in-depth post-match report on the effects of the four-day (June 2-5) Jubilee celebrations on ...

  2. Cliff Richard Turns To Jazz To Mark 70th

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Veteran British singer Cliff Richard will mark his 70th birthday with the release of an album of jazz and swing music. The evergreen performer, a chart topper before the Beatles arrived who has sold an estimated 250 million records over more than ...

  3. Don Black Honored By PRS For Music

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST 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 a ...

  4. Sell-Out Tour Drives Cliff Richard Album Sales

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Evergreen British pop star Sir Cliff Richard - who turns 69 today (Oct. 14) - and his band the Shadows have moved almost 80,000 albums in three weeks, during their 50th anniversary farewell tour. Live Nation says the tour has shifted 230,000 ticke ...

  5. Cliff Richard 'Reunited' On Record With Shadows

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Cliff Richard, the most-charted British artist in the history of the U.K. singles survey, is reuniting with his original group the Shadows for their first album together in more than 30 years. "Reunited," which consists of newly-recorded ...

  6. Music Industry Trusts' Award For Jonathan Ross

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. broadcaster Jonathan Ross has been named as the recipient of the Music Industry Trusts' Award for 2009. In recognition of services to music broadcasting, the honor will be presented to Ross at London's Grosvenor House on Nov. 2. Mor ...

  7. Hallé Hails New Guest Conductor Stenz

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Hallé has appointed a new principal guest conductor and new assistant conductor. As the Manchester orchestra celebrates its 150th birthday, Markus Stenz, music director of the city of Cologne, joins as second principal guest conductor and Poli ...

  8. Royal Honors For Kylie, Parkinson

    December 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue, veteran British broadcaster Michael Parkinson and Beggars Group chairman Martin Mills are among the music industry names on Queen Elizabeth II's New Year's Honours list. The list, based on recommendat ...

  9. U.K. Parliamentary Jazz Awards Handed Out

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pianist Gwilym Simcock was named jazz musician of the year, one of the top honors at last night's All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group Awards. Other winners included Jez Nelson for jazz broadcaster of the year, Jazzwise as the publ ...

  10. Stewart Heads New Year Honours List

    January 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veteran British singer Rod Stewart was among the music industry stalwarts feted in the Queen's New Year Honours list. Stewart was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the list, published Dec. 30, for services to music. ...

  11. U.K. Hall Of Fame To Induct Wilson, Zeppelin

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin and Rod Stewart will be among the acts inducted this year into the U.K. Music Hall Of Fame. The third annual gala will be held Nov. 14 at north London ven Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin ...

  12. U.K. Hall Of Fame To Induct Wilson, Zeppelin

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin and Rod Stewart will be among the acts inducted this year into the U.K. Music Hall Of Fame. The third annual gala will be held Nov. 14 at north London ven Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin ...

  13. Queen's List Honors For Ure, May, Page

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Midge Ure, Brian May and Jimmy Page were among the music artists recognized in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, published Saturday (June 11). Midge Ure, Brian May and Jimmy Page were among the music artists recognized in the Queen's Bi ...

  14. OBE's For Clayman, Shadows

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Queen's Birthday accolades for music biz vets. Veteran concert promoter Barry Clayman is among the music business notables recognized in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, published June 12. Clayman, currently senior VP of UK Music at Cl ...

  15. OBE's For Clayman, Shadows

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran concert promoter Barry Clayman is among the music business notables recognized in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, published June 12. Clayman, currently senior VP of UK Music at Clear Channe Veteran concert promoter Barry Clayman is ...

  16. Clapton, Wyman Team For Kids Charity Concert

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eric Clapton, former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman and popular British musician/TV presenter Jools Holland will perform together for the first time March 15 in a charity event at London's Royal Al Eric Clapton, former Rolling Stones bassi ...

  17. Clapton, Wyman Team For Kids Charity Concert

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eric Clapton, former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman and popular British musician/TV presenter Jools Holland will perform together for the first time March 15 in a charity event at London's Royal Al Eric Clapton, former Rolling Stones bassi ...