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Lifetime achievement accolade for ex-Rolling Stones stalwart Bill Wyman

Published 29/10/2016

Former Rolling Stones bass player Bill Wyman was presented with the BluesFest Lifetime Achievement Award
Former Rolling Stones bass player Bill Wyman was presented with the BluesFest Lifetime Achievement Award

Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has been presented with a lifetime achievement award at his 80th birthday gala at The 02.

Wyman was joined at the event by an array of rock and roll stars including Robert Plant, Bob Geldof, Mick Hucknall, Van Morrison and Mark Knopfler.

He was presented with the BluesFest Lifetime Achievement Award by Sopranos star and Bruce Springsteen guitarist Steven Van Zandt.

Previous recipients of the award are Valentinos star Bobby Womack and Van Morrison.

BluesFest is the UK's biggest blues, soul and roots festival and runs until Sunday.

Wyman, who turned 80 this week, was diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this year but is expected to make a full recovery.

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