"Siouxsie Finds Her MOJO."

On June 16, "the singer who put the feminine in punk was named MOJO's Icon Of The Year" at the MOJO Honours List 2005 held in London.

The MOJO awards was launched last year to recognise the elder statesmen and women of the music industry. Voted for by MOJO readers, Siouxsie's award celebrated a career that has spanned nearly three decades. Inspired by the Sex Pistols, Siouxsie and the Banshees played for the first time at a punk festival organised by Malcom McLaren at the 100 Club in London in September 1976.

Also honored was Paul Weller for Songwriter Of The Year and Madness, who finally received recognition with the Mojo Hall Of Fame award. "They are one of the most under-rated acts of the last 30 years," the magazine's editor said.

The complete
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