Friday, October 5, 2012

Elliott Murphy Receives Prestigious French Award





INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED MUSICIAN & AUTHOR ELLIOTT MURPHY IS AWARDED
THE MEDAILLE DE VERMEIL DE LA VILLE DE PARIS IN A GRAND CEREMONY AT HOTEL DE VILLE IN PARIS, FRANCE

October 5, 2012 -  NEW YORK - Internationally acclaimed American singer-songwriter and author Elliott Murphy was awarded the prestigious Medaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris in recognition of his outstanding career achievements in a formal ceremony on October 1st, at the Hotel de Ville (City Hall).  The ceremony was presided over by Paris Mayor Bertrand Delano√ę.  Past recipients of the award have included Jane Fonda, Gianni Versace, Johnny Depp and Kevin Liles.
A Long Island native who has been living in Paris, France for over twenty years, Elliott began his career in New York City in 1974 with the release of his classic Polydor Records debut, Aquashow.  Murphy went on to release albums on RCA and Columbia before relocating to France where his career has flourished. 

Elliott has over 30 albums to his credit, 12 of which have received 4-stars from the All Music Guide, among much other critical acclaim. Guests on his albums have included Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Phil Collins.  In addition to his extensive music credits, Elliott has published a number of novels and short story collections, and has written for Rolling Stone, Spin and various European magazines.  

Elliott  continues to tour in Europe, Japan and the USA and has often joined his long time friend Bruce Springsteen on stage in Paris.  Elliott and his band The Normandy All Stars have an American tour planned for the East Coast in December 2012.

(Courtesy of a press release from Pamela Murphy PR. Photo is Murphy, left, with Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe.)

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