Robbie Robertson will be awarded the prestigious Les Paul Award at the 18th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, to be held Monday, October 7, at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles. Also during the ceremony, famed engineer/producer Geoff Emerick will be inducted into the TEC Awards Hall of Fame.
Robbie Robertson first rose to prominence as part of The Hawks, backing rockabilly star Ronnie Hawkins. That group evolved into The Band, taking Bob Dylan's music electric and creating groundbreaking albums of their own. After they bowed out with The Last Waltz, Robertson moved his musical skills into film scoring, working closely with director Martin Scorcese. His solo recordings include both conceptual works and modern music, with ancient roots in his Native American heritage.
Geoff Emerick is best known for his work with The Beatles, including both Revolver and Sergeant Pepper's, and Paul McCartney, with whom he has worked on more than a dozen albums. His adventurous and experimental touch has also been evident on albums by artists as varied as The Zombies, Badfinger, Robin Trower, America, Art Garfunkel and Elvis Costello.
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