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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


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, Keith Emerson.

"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.

Carl Palmer receives Virtuoso award at Progressive Music Awards 2012.

BBC Breaskfast - Prog Rock Awards - 06 Sept 2012

Read more about the Progressive Music 2012 Awards at: - 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.

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