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Carl Palmer honored with Virtuoso Award - 2012
Drummer Extraordinaire Carl Palmer
honored with "Virtuoso" Award at
Prog Magazine's First Annual PROG AWARDS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
Carl Palmer, one of British Rock's greatest musical icons, was honored at the first annual PROG AWARDS last
night, at London's Kew Gardens. Palmer, best known for his work in ELP, ASIA, Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World
of Arthur Brown, and his own, Carl Palmer Band, was presented the "Virtuoso Award," by former band-mate,
"Any time a musician is recognized by the music business and his or her peers is gratifying," says Palmer, "but
this award means a great deal more. Having pioneered progressive rock music since the 1960s, it was great to
finally get some real recognition in that particular genreĢ of music."
Palmer was in good company for the afternoon and evening event. Also honored were prog giants,
GENESIS (given the Lifetime Achievement Award); RUSH (whose latest disc won ALBUM OF THE YEAR) and
RICK WAKEMAN, (who was named the first PROG GOD).
The award is another in a recent series of accolades for Palmer. In 2011, he was honored at
Cleveland's ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME MUSEUM, when he was the special guest in its Legends Series.
The same honor will be given in 2012 to Palmer's band, ASIA. Although Palmer ended his tenure with
ELP at the group's acclaimed High Voltage Festival appearance in the summer of 2010, he remains
active with his own Carl Palmer Band, and ASIA, who start a world tour this month.
BBC Breaskfast - Prog Rock Awards - 06 Sept 2012
Read more about the Progressive Music 2012 Awards at:
ProgRockMag.com - We Know
What We Like - The Prog Awards Round-Up and
BBC - "[...] Carl Palmer was
given the Virtuoso award celebrating a career spanning more than 40 years
See more awards given to Carl Palmer on the Awards page.