Hello, I’m Ringo Starr, And I Just Got Knighted!
The former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr just followed in the footsteps of Sir Elton John, Sir Van Morrison, Sir Ray Davies, and his old bandmate Sir Paul McCartney. The renowned Beatles drummer Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) has been knighted at Buckingham Palace by Prince William.
“I expect you to use my title.” – Sir Ringo Starr
The 77-year-old has been awarded a knighthood for services to music and charity work, and it seems to be the first time that Ringo has ever been to Buckingham Palace since the Beatles received the MBEs award back in 1965.
Back in 1988, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the Beatles drummer, and again back in 2015 for his solo career.
His pal, Paul McCartney was also knighted in 1997 and was the first music icon to be awarded such a prestigious honor for services to British music, years before Cliff Richard, Mick Jagger, Elton John and the rest.
McCartney congratulates his pal via Instagram post, “Sir Richard Starkey has a nice ring to it,” he wrote. “Best drummer best pal! X Paul.”
Opinion: It seems like the knighthood for Ringo Starr was long overdue, what do you think?
Watch the video below as the Beatles legend receives his knighthood by Prince William.