Sex Pistols - John Lydon Honoured With Icon Award In London
The punk icon, aka Johnny Rotten was handed the award, given to songwriters who have had "a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers", as part of the Bmi London Awards.
He was saluted alongside Norwegian hitmakers A-ha and singers Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran and Adele.
Presenting Lydon with his latest accolade at the Dorchester Hotel was Del Bryant, the president of Bmi, who called the recipient, "a true icon whose influence on music, fashion and art has been felt around the world."
A-ha were honoured for achieving four million radio performances of their hit Take On Me, while Adele, Goulding and Sheeran were all recognised for their hits successes, and Kelly Clarkson landed the Song on the Year prize for her hit Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You).