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Honour for Who frontman Roger Daltrey

Press AssociationPress Association 20/06/2016

The Who's Roger Daltrey is to be honoured for his contribution to the music industry and charity with a prestigious award.

Daltrey, credited as the founding member of the popular band, will be awarded the 25th Music Industry Trusts Award.

The accolade recognises the contribution an individual has made to the music industry across various spheres including producing, composing film scores and song writing - as well as charity work.

He will be given the award at a ceremony in November which will be held in aid of music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins and the Brit Trust, which is "the charitable arm of the British Record Industry".

"Roger Daltrey is an inspiration when it comes to personal devotion to charities and is a worthy recipient in this historic year," award committee chairman David Munns said.

Last year's recipient was Simon Cowell and other names honoured over the years include Sir Elton John, Jools Holland, Gary Barlow and Annie Lennox.

Along with the other members of The Who, the 72-year-old has raised millions for a multitude of charities. He has also been a patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust since 2000.

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