John Fogerty and Peter Frampton have been recognized with special honors.
On Tuesday, the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle gave Fogerty its 12th annual Founders Award, an honor that goes to artists who have made outstanding contributions in popular music.
The presentation included a speech by his sons, Shane and Tyler. Fogerty said, "I had no idea my sons would be delivering this heartfelt speech. I will never forget how special it was. I am so grateful and proud."
A private tribute concert followed, with performances by Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and others on such Fogerty and CCR classics as "Bad Moon Rising,” “Who’ll Stop the Rain,”; “Up Around the Bend” and “Run Through the Jungle.” Fogerty and his sons joined in for the finale of “Proud Mary,” “Fortune Son,” “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” and “Oh Susannah,” the song that inspired his musical life.
Peter Frampton will start off 2019 by receiving the Les Paul Innovation Award at the 34th annual NAMM Technical Excellence and Creativity Awardson January 26th in Anaheim, California.
Frampton says, "I would say that many of my career highlights occurred while holding an instrument in my hands that bears Les Paul's name. I was lucky enough to know him personally, and I owe him so much. He was a wonderful character as well as a genius! An incredible guitar player as well as the inventor of so much music technology. Les changed the way we record forever. I can only hope that I've been able to make a fraction of the positive impact that Les Paul made in his iconic career."
Previous recipients include Joe Perry, Jackson Browne, Slash, Todd Rundgren and Pete Townshend.