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2016 Prog Award Winners Announced

Prog magazine presented its awards for 2016 on September 1, honoring such luminaries as Jon Anderson, Riverside, Big Big Train, Andy Summers, Jon Hiseman, Jakko Jakszyk, Van der Graaf Generator, and The Buggles.

by Jon Davis, Published 2016-09-05

The somewhat eccentric slate of categories includes such honors as "Prog God" (basically a lifetime achievement award with a suitably pretentious name) and "Anthem" (for the single song that most admirably captures the 80s Bic-lighter-in-the-air stadium nostalgic feeling). Please pardon a certain amount of cynicism in reporting — no disrespect is intended. Most of the awards have corporate sponsors, since somebody has to pay for these things.

  • Prog God — Jon Anderson
  • Anthem — Riverside "Towards the Blue Horizon"
  • Limelight — The Anchoress
  • Live Event — Big Big Train
  • Vanguard — The Mute Gods
  • Design — Anthony Phillips Esoteric Reissue Series
  • Album of the Year — iamthemorning Lighthouse
  • Band of the Year — Big Big Train
  • The Outer Limits — Buggles
  • Virtuoso — Jakko Jakszyk
  • Guiding Light — Andy Summers
  • Visionary — Jon Hiseman (Colosseum)
  • Lifetime Achievement — Van der Graaf Generator

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Related artist(s): Jon Anderson, Big Big Train, Jakko Jakszyk, King Crimson, Riverside, Van der Graaf Generator, Andy Summers, Colosseum, Colosseum II, Tempest

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