“Sir Paul McCartney posted congratulations on social media Saturday (Dec. 30) to Friday’s official announcement that Beatles drummer Ringo Starr would be knighted in the 2018 New Year’s Honors.
““Huge congrats Sir Ringo! Sir Richard Starkey has a nice ring to it. Best drummer, best pal! X Paul.”
“Starr was honored for “services to music.” Ringo’s knighthood comes 20 years after McCartney was knighted, in 1997.
“Starr, 77, will be given his honor in the list of annual honorees that pay tribute to those recognized for high achievements to the U.K.
“In a statement, Starr said, “It’s great! It’s an honor and a pleasure to be considered and acknowledged for my music and my charity work, both of which I love. Peace and love.”
“Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn, in an email statement, said, “I’m delighted for Ringo that he’s received this honor.””
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