New Year Honours 2018: Praise for Stars on List – Ringo, Barry Gibb knighted

New Year Honours 2018: Praise for Stars on List

New Year Honours 2018: Praise for Stars on List – Ringo, Barry Gibb and Darcey Bussell thrilled with their honours.

Those listed in the New Year Honours given praise. Sir Paul McCartney congratulated: best drummer, best pal, Ringo Starr on his award.

The Beatles drummer joins Bee Gee Barry Gibb in being knighted, while Strictly judge Darcey Bussell is made a dame.

Musical writer Sir Tim Rice said Sir Ringo’s honour: most overdue and hailed Sir Barry’s: staggering gifts.

Dame Darcey: an incredible ambassador for dance, choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne said.

Former Royal Ballet principal Dame Darcey, said: truly humbled.

Sir Barry also said he felt: humbled and very proud about knighthood for services to music and charity.

Made a CBE in 2002 alongside his late brothers and Bee Gees bandmates, Maurice and Robin, Sir Barry said: It is as much theirs as it is mine.

Sir Ringo’s honour for services to music – given under his real name, Richard Starkey.  It comes 20 years after Paul McCartney was knighted. The honour adds to the 1965 MBE received by all four Beatles.

The Los Angeles-based musician said: It’s great! It’s an honour and a pleasure to be considered and acknowledged for my music and my charity work, both of which I love. Peace and love.

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