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Elton John 

Elton John Heritage AwardDate: 2 June 2010
Recipient: Elton John
Location: Namaste Lounge
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On 2 June 2010, one of the nation’s most-loved musicians and successful artists of all time - Sir Elton John - was honoured with the PRS for Music Heritage Award. A special plaque was erected in Northwood Hills where Sir Elton, then known as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, first performed at the Namaste Lounge, formerly The Northwood Hills Hotel, in 1962 – aged just 15.

At the age of 15, with the help of his mother and stepfather, Sir Elton John became a weekend pianist at The Northwood Hills, playing Thursday to Sunday nights for £25 a week and tips.

Sir Elton John said: "I am delighted and honoured to receive this recognition from PRS for Music. We often forget what a significant and important part British musicians, writers and composers and performers have played in the history and development of music. Thank you."

George Hill is joined by The Worshipful the Mayor and Mayoress of Hillingdon Cllr David Yarrow and Mrs Rita Kilroy at the Heritage Award presentation.

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