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Honorary fellowship for Placebo vocalist Brian Molko

Brian Molko. Pic: Placebo.

Goldsmiths alumni and lead singer for the rock band “Placebo”, Brian Molko was given an honorary fellowship award in a ceremony on Wednesday.

Molko, who studied Theatre and Dramatic Arts at Goldsmiths, graduated in 1993 and went on to form “Placebo” with Secondary school friend Stefan Olsdau.

As lead singer, Molko and “Placebo” released 6 chart topping studio albums and enjoyed the success of singles like 1997’s “Nancy Boy” and 1998’s “Pure Morning” which both reached number 4 on the UK music charts.

Commenting on his award Molko said: “I am extremely pleased to be offered an honorary fellowship from Goldsmiths. I have very fond memories of my years spent there, which helped shape me into the artist that I am today. I am particularly grateful for the freedom to take risks which the staff encouraged and for the ambition they nurtured in us – no matter how brazen or off-the-wall it appeared.”

Remembered by the faculty as a “quiet” student, Molko received his honors alongside such notaries as Dame Dr. Jane Goodall and John Bird, founder of Big Issue.

Molko celebrated his 40th birthday on December 10, 2012 to the great excitement of fans who organized the #MolkoFourOh twitter campaign to show their support of the musician.

Molko accepts his honorary fellowship.

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2 Responses to Honorary fellowship for Placebo vocalist Brian Molko

  1. anonymous

    December 22, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    wow! congrats Mr Molko!

    it seems hes an east-londoner as well, isnt he? – obvi i know the ceremony itself took place @ goldsmiths = in south-east london..

    does he live in Hackney??

  2. Hayley

    January 16, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    I’m so proud of you Brian!!!!! I have been following you (placebo) for 14years now and this is amazing!!! I it’s about time you were noticed for your brilliant contribution towards music. I just wish the band would get more credit for what they have been doing over the past 20, there are not that many bands out there that last that long, not today any ways.

    Keep up the good work guys xx

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