Buggles star’s record achievements marked

Record producer Trevor Horn poses in the Quadrangle of Buckingham Palace, London after being presented with a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by the Prince of Wales.

Record producer Trevor Horn poses in the Quadrangle of Buckingham Palace, London after being presented with a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by the Prince of Wales.

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WEARSIDE-BORN record producer and musician Trevor Horn has spoken of his pride at receiving his CBE.

Mr Horn, from Hetton, collected the medal from Prince Charles to honour a career that has seen him work with some of the best-known names in the industry, as well as enjoying success in his own right.

The 61-year-old sang on the Buggles’ hit ‘Video Killed the Radio Star,’ the first video ever shown on MTV, and was the producer behind Frankie goes to Hollywood in the 1980s.

A member of both Yes and The Art of Noise at various points in his career, he has worked with artists as diverse as Seal, Tom Jones, the Pet Shop boys and LeAnn Rimes.

“I suppose I feel a bit humbled,” he said after collecting his medal yesterday.

“I think there are lots of people who did a lot more to deserve it. I had fun – I just made some records.”

Mr Horn (pictured) said he joked with the Prince of Wales: “I said to Prince Charles, ‘The last time you saw me I was wearing a silver jacket and a pair of funny glasses’. He came to see me with Camilla for the Prince’s Trust.”