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Ringo Starr receives knighthood

Ringo Starr receives ‘most overdue Knighthood of all time’ 21 years after Sir Paul McCartney
Katie Baillie
Tuesday 20 Mar 2018

Ringo Starr receives 'most overdue Knighthood of all time' 21 years after Paul McCartney
Ringo’s finally got his award! (Picture: John Stillwell/ PA)

Ringo Star has finally become a Sir 56 years after joining The Beatles and helping to change the face of music.

It’s also 53 years since the group were awarded their MBE, and 21 years since Sir Paul McCartney received his honour for services to music.

Sir Tim Rice has dubbed the honour the ‘most overdue Knighthood of all time.’

Ringo, real name Richard Starkey, took his wife Barbara Bach along to Buckingham Palace for the ceremony, where authors Jilly Cooper and Michael Morpurgo were also presented with awards by the Duke Of Cambridge.

Ringo Starr, who's real name is Richard Starkey, arrives with his wife Barbara Bach to receive his Knighthood at an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham palace in London, Britain, March 20, 2018. John Stillwell/Pool via Reuters
Ringo was chuffed with his award (Picture: Reuters)

After receiving the letter from the palace, he 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.’

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Ringo joined the Beatles in 1962 (Picture: Mike Mitchell/Omega Auctions / PA)

Originally from Liverpool, Ringo first started playing drums aged 17 after he was gifted a set for Christmas and five years later was in the Beatles.

He had been playing for a band called Rory Storm And The Hurricanes at the time but was poached The Beatles’ manager.

The group achieved 17 UK number one singles and 15 number one albums.
Ringo Starr receives knighthood: 'I'll wear it at breakfast'
By Mark Savage
BBC Music reporter
Tuesday 20 Mar 2018

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has been knighted for his services to music.
The Duke of Cambridge bestowed the honour on the Liverpool-born star at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
"It means a lot actually," the musician told the BBC. "It means recognition for the things we've done. I was really pleased to accept this."
The honour comes 53 years after the Beatles were all awarded the MBE - and Starr said he had missed his bandmates' companionship this time round.
"I was a bit shaky today on my own," he said.
Ringo Starr with his medal
Ringo joined The Beatles in 1962, shortly after they signed their record contract

When The Beatles received their MBEs in October 1965, the occasion was not without controversy.
Rock and roll was still viewed with suspicion by the establishment and several previous honourees returned their medals in disgust.
John Lennon later claimed that the Beatles were so nervous at the idea of meeting the Queen they sneaked into a bathroom at Buckingham Palace for a cigarette.
"Who said that?" laughed the drummer after Tuesday's ceremony. "I'm not keeping that rumour going."
The Beatles at Buckingham Palace in 1965
The Beatles at Buckingham Palace in 1965 (left to right): Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison
He arrived at the investiture with his wife, Barbara Bach, offering his trademark peace sign for fans and photographers.
Asked whether he wanted to be known as Sir Ringo, the musician, whose real name is Richard Starkey, replied: "I don't know yet. It's new and I don't know how you use it properly."
Turning to BBC reporter Colin Paterson, he added: "But I expect you to use it."
The 77-year-old added he knew exactly what he'd do with his medal.
"I'll be wearing it at breakfast," he joked.

Morpurgo honoured

His honour comes 21 years after fellow Beatle Paul McCartney was knighted.
Starr said the pair had met for dinner last week in Los Angeles, and Sir Paul had offered him some advice for the ceremony: "Keep smiling."
Other people receiving honours at Tuesday's ceremony included authors Jilly Cooper and Michael Morpurgo, former Scottish rugby player John "Ian" McLauchlan, Welsh rugby player Sam Warburton and foster carer Anne Shaw.

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