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. […]
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