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Paul McCartney made Companion Of Honour

May 04, 2018 • Posted in “A day in the life

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From NME, May 4, 2018:

Paul McCartney has been made a Companion Of Honour for his contribution to music.

The Beatles star received the honour 21 years after he was knighted by the Queen. Until earlier this year, he was the only member of the influential band to be given a knighthood. Drummer Ringo Starr was granted the same status in the 2018 New Year’s Honours list.

McCartney picked up his medal from Buckingham Palace earlier today (May 4) with wife Nancy Shevell. He is only one of a few musicians to receive the honour, including Vera Lynn and opera singer Janet Baker. Other recipients include Stephen Hawking, Judi Dench, and J.K. Rowling.

[…] McCartney was announced to be receiving the honour in last year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. “I’m very happy about this huge honour and with the news coming on my birthday weekend and Father’s Day it makes it colossal!” the musician said in a statement at the time. […]

From Twitter – Congratulations Sir @PaulMcCartney who has been made a #CompanionofHonour at Buckingham Palace today for his lasting contribution to music in the UK and Worldwide.
From Twitter – Paul at Buckingham Palace earlier today where he was made a Companion of Honour by the Queen for services to music. “I see this as a huge honour for me and my family and I think of how proud my Liverpool mum and dad would have been to see this.” Photos by @PA #CompanionOfHonour
From Twitter – Paul at Buckingham Palace earlier today where he was made a Companion of Honour by the Queen for services to music. “I see this as a huge honour for me and my family and I think of how proud my Liverpool mum and dad would have been to see this.” Photos by @PA #CompanionOfHonour

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