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These are some of the many prestigious awards Carl Palmer has won throughout his career.

University of Central Lancashire
Leader in Residence

The Leaders in Residence program represent a "high calibre, effective network of individuals, providing the University with influential connections with a breadth of experience and specialist knowledge." Carl was given this honor recently and will be added to the list on UCLan's website soon.
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Birmingham, England
Walk of Stars

On April 11, 2019, the City of Birmingham (England) awarded Carl Palmer (ELP, Asia) and John Lodge (Moody Blues) stars on the city's Walk of Stars for their contribution to the City's culture heritage.

(Photo on the right) Carl with a replica of the Star which will be placed in the pavement on the Walk of Stars in Broad Street, Birmingham outside the Symphony Hall where he played at the April 11, 2019 Award Benefit for the Birmingham Children's Hospital.

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Progressive Music Awards 2017
Prog God

Honoured for 50 years of service to the prog scene which, along with his body of work with ELP, also includes his career with multi-platinum selling supergroup Asia along with his solo work.

The Photo Gallery from the 2017 Prog Awards!

Southampton Solent University
Visiting Fellow in Popular Music
School of Media Arts and Technology

Carl Palmer receives award presented by Paul Rutter, Associate Professor/Programme Group Leader of Music Scheme
Afrika Rock Festival Award - Legend of Rock - Carl Palmer

Afrika Rock Festival
Premio Uomini e Miti
Rock Legend a Carl Palmer
Naples 9th October 2013
Afrika Rock Festival Award - Legend of Rock - Carl Palmer Afrika Rock Festival Award - Premio Uomini e Miti - Rock Legend a Carl Palmer
Photo by Sonia Ritondale    


Carl Palmer receives Drum Legend Icon award 
		at 2013 Vegas Rocks Awards. Vegas Rocks Awards 2013
Carl Palmer
Drum Legend Icon

Photo by Wayne Posner Photography


Carl Palmer receives Virtuoso award 
		at Progressive Music Awards 2012. Progressive Music Awards 2012 - "Carl Palmer was given the Virtuoso award celebrating a career spanning more than 40 years." BBC

Read the Press Release for more information.

2011 National Drum Fair UK - Carl Palmer was made Honorary President of the National Drum Fair UK on the 24th of September 2011. The National Drum Fair UK is England's biggest drum fair for vintage drums.

2009 Solent University, Southampton. The Faculty of Media, Arts and Society awarded Carl Palmer the honor of Visiting Fellow on 26 November 2009. The award was given to Carl by Prof. Rod Pilling, Dean of Faculty – Media, Arts and Society

2009 Rolling Stone logo declares Carl Palmer one of the 10 Greatest Drummers of all time. – January 2009


Carl Palmer receives Classic Rock Society Patron Award. Classic Rock Society (UK). Carl Palmer named Classic Rock Society Patron along with Asia band mate, John Wetton; Yes' Rick Wakeman; Dave Greenslade; Zombies' Rid Argent; and Genesis' Steve Hackett.

Carl Palmer was honored in the UK at the annual Classic Rock Awards. Palmer received the award for this work as a drummer in Emerson, Lake & Palmer; ASIA: and The Carl Palmer Band.

2001 Best Drummer - Classic Rock Society (UK)

2000 Best Drummer - Classic Rock Society (UK)

1995 Lifetime Achievement Award – Percussive Arts Society (UK)

1989 Entered into Modern Drummer Hall of Fame. Modern Drummer magazine (US)

1985 Top Drummer. Diario de Avisos Music Canaria (Spain)

1983 Percussionist of the Year. The American Committee of British Rock.

1978 Best Drummer. Melody Maker (UK)

1977 Best Drummer. Playboy Music Poll

1977 Best Drummer. Melody Maker (UK)

1976 Best Drummer. Melody Maker (UK)

1975 Best Drummer. Music Life magazine (Japan)

1975 Best Drummer. New Music Express (UK)

1975 Best Drummer. Melody Maker (UK)

1975 Best Drummer. Modern Music Maker Awards / Circus magazine (US)

1974 Best Drummer. Melody Maker (UK)

1974 Best Drummer. Pop Hammer (Germany)

1973 Best Drummer. Music Life magazine (Japan)

1973 Best Drummer. Melody Maker (UK)

1973 Best Drummer. New Musical Express (UK)

1972 Best Drummer. Melody Maker (UK)

1972 Best Drummer. Circus magazine (US)

1971 Best Drummer. Melody Maker (UK)

1970 Best Drummer. Melody Maker (UK)

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