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The Who win Freddie Mercury award.

The Who honoured with Freddie Mercury Lifetime Achievement prize

Publisher: Ian Morgan
Published: 12/10/2006 - 15:55:39 PM Printable version
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The Who's Roger Daltry British rock legends The Who were honoured with The Freddie Mercury Lifetime Achievement prize at the first Vodafone Live Music Awards last night (11.10.06).

Queen bandmates Brian May and Roger Taylor presented the inaugural award at the ceremony, held at the newly refurbished Roundhouse in Camden, London - although The Who did not show up to collect the accolade.

Other winners included U2, who were named International Live Act, rockers Muse were crowned Vodafone Live Act and boyband Take That won Best Live Return following their triumphant pop comeback.

When they collected their award, Take That band member Mark Owen told the

crowd: "We hope to see you again soon back on tour, maybe next year."

Indie rock band Razorlight walked away with two honours, however, drummer Andy Burrows had trouble remembering what award he was receiving.

When host Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles handed him the Live Music DVD trophy, Burrows said: "It is an absolute honour... what's this for again?"

The four-piece group - who also received the Vodafone Live Impact in 2006 award - also wowed the audience with a live set featuring their current number one single 'America'.

The evening also included performances from Girls Aloud, Jamiroquai and Dirty Pretty Things.

Moyles, who hosted the event, said: "This is the first ceremony to recognise not just great musical talent but great live performers from across the board."

Vodafone Live Music Awards 2006 full list of winners:

Vodafone Live Act: Muse

International Live Act: U2

Tour of the Year: NME Awards Tour

Vodafone Live Impact in 2006: Razorlight The Freddie Mercury Lifetime Achievement in Live Music: The Who Best Live Return: Take That Best Show

Production: Gorillaz Tour Roadie: Fatty - Primal Scream Live Music DVD:

Razorlight Live Music Venue: Carling Academy, Brixton XFM Live Breakthrough

Act: The Automatic

C4 Festival of the Year 2006: Reading/Leeds Kerrang! Live Unsigned Act: New Rhodes

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