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Ringo Starr Knighted by Prince William

On March 20, Prince William bestowed the honor of knighthood on former Beatle Ringo Starr, a member of Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA), at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The designation comes 53 years after all of the Fab Four were awarded MBE (the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, a grade of British chivalry) in October 1965.

When asked whether he wanted to be known as Sir Ringo, the musician, whose real name is Richard Starkey, told reporters: “I don’t know yet. It’s new and I don’t know how you use it properly.”

Fellow Beatle Paul McCartney was knighted in 1997. Other musical knights are Elton John, Rod Stewart, and Mick Jagger.


Book: Mick Jagger

MICK JAGGERMick Jagger is an icon in rock and roll culture. Now in his 70s, he continues to perform his inspiring lyrics and celebrated dance moves with the same cheekiness and attitude that first made him an international sex symbol more than 50 years ago. This book introduces readers to the man behind the legend, focusing on his rich musical career and offering some behind-the-scenes glimpses into his personal life. This 207-page volume includes dozens of spectacular photographs taken throughout the years.

Mick Jagger, text by Billy Altman, edited by Valeria Manferto de Fabianis, www.sterlingpublishing.com.