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Christine McVie & Jerry Dammers pick up top honours at Ivor Novellos

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May 22, 2014 | 12:29pm EDT

Fleetwood Mac star Christine Mcvie and The Specials founder Jerry Dammers have been honoured with distinctions at the 2014 Ivor Novello songwriting awards in London. McVie was handed a lifetime achievement award at the 59th annual event, while Free Nelson Mandela hitmaker Dammers, dubbed "the Tsar of ska" by presenter Mick Jones, picked up the Inspiration Award. Musician and producer Nile Rodgers enjoyed his second honour in as many days - he claimed the Ivors' International Award a day after old pal Simon Le Bon surprised the Chic star with the Legends Award at the International Music Summit (IMS) in Ibiza on Wednesday (21May14). Jimmy Page handed the Outstanding Contribution prize to fellow British guitar great Jeff Beck, while Mumford & Sons walked away with the award for International Achievement, and Tom Odell was named Songwriter of the Year. The ceremony was held at London's Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane. The full list of winners at the Ivor Novello Awards is: Most Performed Work - Let Her Go by Passenger The Ivors Classical Music Award - John McCabe Best Television Soundtrack - Ripper Street by Dominik Scherrer Best Contemporary Song - Retrograde by James Blake International Achievement - Mumford & Sons Best Original Film Score - The Epic Of Everest The Ivors Inspiration Award - Jerry Dammers Album Award - Push The Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Outstanding Contribution To British Music - Jeff Beck Best Song Musically And Lyrically - Strong by London Grammar Songwriter Of The Year - Tom Odell Outstanding Song Collection - The Chemical Brothers Lifetime Achievement - Christine McVie Special International Award - Nile Rodgers.

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