Beatles’ Ringo Starr and Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb Are Now Knights

Two music legends can now officially call themselves knights: in a New Year Honors tradition in Britain, Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and Bee Gee Barry Gibb were each awarded a knighthood, according to reports.

Both Ringo and Barry are members of the Order of the British Empire, with Barry holding a commander title, but it is the first time that the two stars have been knighted.

Ringo is now the second Beatles member to be a knight, following the footsteps of Sir Paul McCartney, who was knighted in 1997.

Joining Ringo and Barry on the prestigious annual achievement list include Golden Globe-winning actor Hugh Laurie, renowned dancer Darcey Bussell and hip-hop artist Wiley.

Other awardees include 101-year-old Lieutenant Colonel Mordaunt Cohen for his services to World War II education, and Lucia Mee, 18, the youngest person awarded, for her efforts to raise organ donation awareness.

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