Ringo Starr Receives Knighthood

Ringo Starr receives knighthood

From now on, it’s Sir Ringo

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has received his knighthood for services to music.

Speaking to the BBC after accepting the award, he said: “It means a lot actually. It means recognition for the things we’ve done. I was really pleased to accept this.”

53 years ago, Ringo was at the palace with his former bandmates accepting the MBE — Member of the Order of the British Empire — and acknowledged missing them today. “I was a bit shaky today on my own” he said.

And when it came to how he’d be choosing to use his knighthood, the newly-appointed Sir Ringo joked, “I’ll be wearing it at breakfast.”


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