Dido and the "dapper rock legend" at the 2002 Nordoff-Robbins
Silver Clef Awards. Pic Ã‚Â© Dave Hogan/Mission/WireImage.com
Angel for life...
The current issue of Hello magazine (July 16th) has a full-page picture (similar to the one above) of David Bowie and British singer Dido at the 2002 Nordoff-Robbins Silver Clef Awards. David presented Dido with an award for her debut album, 'No Angel', during the ceremony at the Intercontinental Hotel in London, the day before his Meltdown date.
The magazine reports that "the biggest cheer of the day went to dapper rock legend David Bowie", and in fact goes on to say that he received a standing ovation. One wonders what reception our man would have received had he been there to collect an award for himself.
Diminutive ginger Scot, Lulu, (sorry, I know that tag is up there with "ever-ch, ch, ch, ch, changing chameleon of rock, David Bowie", but I couldn't resist.) was also present to collect the Special Achievement Award. This award reflects Lulu's continued success over the years, dating back to her teenage success in the Sixties with The Luvvers and her presence in the charts every decade since.
Often those appearances since the Sixties have been guesting with other artists, and though her #3 single 'The Man Who Sold The World' was released as a solo single, the massive contributions to the recordings from David Bowie and Mick Ronson are obvious.