Sir Tim Rice to receive BMI award

Sir Tim Rice

Sir Tim Rice

Lyricist Sir Tim Rice is to receive a BMI Icon Award at the BMI London Awards this October.

The event takes place at the Dorchester Hotel in London on 13 October and will see the songwriter follow in the footsteps of Ray Davies, Bryan Ferry and John Lydon in receiving the honour.

According to organisers, the accolade is presented to those songwriters who have had ‘a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers’.

Michael O’Neill, BMI president and chief executive officer, said: ‘Sir Tim Rice’s extraordinary creativity has given the world some of the most beloved songs of the past 50 years, sheer musical poetry that has thrilled audiences in films, musical theatre and on chart-topping recordings.

‘He is one of our era’s most admired and respected lyricists, a leading author and sought-after commentator. We are immensely proud to honour him as a BMI Icon.’

Sir Tim’s career has included many notable musical theatre productions such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Other awards include GRAMMYS, Golden Globes, 13 Ivor Novello Awards, an induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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