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Pink Floyd inducted into 2005 UK Music Hall of Fame Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 07 September 2005

David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright are to re-unite for the second time in 24 years, to attend the 2005 UK Music Hall Of Fame ceremony. We can reveal that Channel 4 TV and Initial will tomorrow announce that Pink Floyd are amongst the inductees to the Hall Of Fame.

The four of them will attend the ceremony, to be held in November. It will be only the second time in almost a quarter of a century that the whole group has appeared on stage together.

Earlier this year Pink Floyd delighted millions of fans worldwide by reforming for a remarkable one-off performance at Live 8. The band set aside their differences to help raise awareness of world poverty and to lobby the leaders at the G8 summit.

The Live 8 show was the first time they had all appeared together since the final performance of The Wall at Earls Court on June 17th, 1981.

Pink Floyd have been selected for induction by the UK Music Hall of Fame Steering Group - a panel comprising over 60 respected artists, music journalists, broadcasters and music industry executives.

Malcolm Gerrie, Chief Executive of Initial and Chair, UK Music Hall of Fame Steering Group, said: "Pink Floyd’s induction into the UK Music Hall of Fame is in recognition of their extraordinary achievement in music spanning five decades. Their attendance at the Induction Ceremony this November will represent a landmark occasion."

It was announced in July that legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan will also be amongst this year’s inductees, whilst John Peel will receive 2005’s Honorary Membership of the UK Music Hall of Fame in acknowledgment of his exceptional contribution to British music.

Last year’s Induction Ceremony saw The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Bob Marley, Elvis Presley, Queen, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, The Rolling Stones, U2 and Robbie Williams become the inaugural members of the UK Music Hall of Fame. The highly respected founder of Island Records, Chris Blackwell, was awarded Honorary Membership for services to the music industry.

UK Music Hall of Fame returns to Channel 4 television this November with a packed two-week season of music programming. This will launch with a three-and-a-half-hour prime-time show - The Biggest Selling Artists Of The Millennium, a comprehensive countdown based on album sales since 2000. Other highlights will include John Peel’s Record Box - an exclusive insight into the private record collection of the renowned DJ and broadcaster, marking the first anniversary of his death; and The World’s Greatest Gigs, a one-hour countdown of the twenty seminal gigs of all time.

The season will climax with the live UK Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, broadcasting as a 120-minute special on Channel 4.

Our thanks to Initial for allowing us to break this news early to you. We will keep you posted on exact broadcasting times, etc., closer to the event.

 
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