Eels Frontman Mark Oliver Everett To Recieve Freedom of the City of London

Freedom of the City is one of the oldest surviving traditions in the UK among other countries and to be added to the list today is Eels Frontman Mark Oliver Everett. The singer will accept the award tonight at London's Guildhall before Eels perform at the Barbican Centre. The award is said to affirm the relationship between citizen and regiment, and others on the list include such names as Winston Churchill, Princess Diana, and Nelson Mandela. While E is the first artist of a contemporary band to receive the award, musicians in the past, such as Bob Geldof, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti have also received Freedom of the City. 2014EELS_Press_280114