“A new world, new ways ever free”
Tony Visconti flew into the UK yesterday (Wednesday) to collect The Innovator Award on David Bowie’s behalf at the Music Producers Guild Awards ceremony in London this evening.
Here’s what he said as he picked up the award:
“It is an honour and a privilege to accept this award on behalf of my friend and collaborator of 47 years, David Bowie. He deserves it because he is the one and the only DAVID BOWIE.”
Tony himself was up for the International Producer of the Year, which in the event went to Rick Rubin. However, he did collect the coveted MPG Joe Meek Award for Innovation in Production in 2011.
TV has received production credits on ten Bowie studio albums from 1969’s Space Oddity album up to The Next Day last year, not to mention the BAAL EP, which, coincidentally, enjoys its 32nd birthday today, February 13th.
The pair first recorded together in September 1967. David Bowie has been innovating since 1947.