Added on 12-Nov-2004
From BBC.co.ukLONDON (AP) - Robbie Williams, Michael Jackson, Queen, the Rolling
Stones and Cliff Richard have been inducted into Britain's first
Music Hall of Fame, chosen by the public as the best music acts of
the past five decades.
The honorees were selected by a public vote by Channel 4 television.
Also inducted Thursday were honorary members Madonna, Bob Marley,
Elvis Presley, U2 and The Beatles. So far, there's no building.
Madonna, U2 frontman Bono, Stones guitarist Ron Wood and Williams
were among those who received their awards at the ceremony.
Acts needed only to have been influential or successful in Britain to qualify.
Williams represents the 1990s, Jackson the 1980s, Queen the 1970s,
the Rolling Stones the 1960s and Richard the 1950s.
The Beatles' award was collected by their producer, George Martin.
"After 42 years, the light of their genius still shines as bright as
ever," Martin said.
Priscilla Presley accepted the award on behalf of her late husband.
"His dream, that of a world tour, was never realized. His fan base
was so strong here and because of that he would have been proud to
receive this," she said.