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Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Why John Lennon and George Harrison won't ever be knighted

Ringo Starr is the second former Beatle to become a Sir, following Paul McCartney in 1997. George Harrison and John Lennon, meanwhile, remain among the un-knighted, and they're likely to stay that way, thanks to the current rules for knighthood, which state that a recipient must be alive to accept the honor.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Yoko Ono on Ringo Starr's knighthood: It's about time!

Yoko Ono thinks it's fab that the British royal family is finally recognizing former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr for his "services to music." Ono wrote on Twitter, "I am very happy that you have received this honour from the Queen. It's about time! Huge congratulations! It is an honour for everyone in the Beatles family."

Source: Billboard
Paul McCartney congratulates Ringo Starr on his knighthood

Paul McCartney posted a message to Ringo on social media Saturday. He said, "Huge congrats Sir Ringo! Sir Richard Starkey has a nice ring to it. Best drummer, best pal! X Paul." Ringo's longtime recording engineer Bruce Sugar said, "I couldn't be more proud and thrilled to see him get this prestigious award."

Source: Billboard
Friday, December 29, 2017
Ringo Starr describes knighthood as an honor and a pleasure

Ringo Starr is being recognised in the New Year Honours list for his services to music. In a short message, signed off with his trademark phrase, Ringo Starr said, "It's great! It's an honour and a pleasure to be considered and acknowledged for my music and my charity work, both of which I love. Peace and love. Ringo."

Source: The Evening Express, UK
It's Official: Ringo Starr knighted in UK honors list

Arise, Sir Ringo! Ringo Starr has been knighted in Queen Elizabeth's New Year's honors list. Ringo was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a Beatle in 1988 and again in 2015 for his solo career. The biannual honors list is released on the Queen's official birthday in June and at the end of each year.

Source: Reuters, UK
Monday, December 25, 2017
Ringo Starr to receive Knighthood

53 years after receiving an MBE in 1965, with the Beatles, Ringo Starr has been selected to be knighted. The honor, "for services to music and charity," which the U.K. newspaper The Sun revealed in its early editions on Sunday, will be formally announced next week when Buckingham Palace announces Queen Elizabeth II's New Years Honours.

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