Queen Elizabeth’s 2018 New Year honors list was revealed on Friday and two musical greats were awarded knighthoods as recognition for their services to music and charity.
Ringo Starr, 77, became the second Beatles band member to receive the honor, 21 years after Paul McCartney was knighted.
“It’s great!” the drummer, whose real name is Richard Starkey, said in a statement of becoming a Sir. “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.