Top 10 Musicians Who Were Knighted

The Top Ten Musicians Who Were Knighted

1 Paul McCartney Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .

Elton John is a bad singer compared with this truly Singer from a Legendary Band THE BEATLES

YES!

2 Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.

Sir Elton John has just received the highest honour. He's been appointed to the "Order of the Companions of Honour" group (December 2019).

Sir Elton John is a SUPERB philanthropist. He created and hugely supports the Elton John Aids Foundation as well as 90 other charities. He richly deserves his latest honour, the highest knighthood of all, "Order of the Companions of Honor" group. He is presently on his 3 year farewell tour around the world, and in November 2019, Billboard named him “Top Male Solo Artist of All Time”.

Sir Elton John KBE (Knight of the British Empire).

my favorite

3 Mick Jagger Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.
4 Van Morrison Sir George Ivan Morrison OBE is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and record producer. In 2016, he was knighted for services to the music industry and to tourism in Northern Ireland.
5 Cliff Richard
6 Bono Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. His original nickname was Bono Vox which means "big voice".
7 Bob Geldof
8 Shirley Bassey Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey is a Welsh singer whose career began in the mid-1950s, best known both for her powerful voice and for recording the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, and Moonraker.
9 Tom Jones Sir Thomas Jones Woodward is a Welsh singer known by his stage name Tom Jones. He became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the mid-1960s.
10 Ringo Starr Richard Starkey known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles.

WAIT wait waiiiit... just continuing from Gg2000's comment: He got knighted on my birthday?! Best 13th birthday present ever!

He received his knighthood from Prince William on March 20, 2018. - Gg2000

The Contenders

11 George Martin Sir George Henry Martin was an English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer, and musician

Clearly someone who was an associate with the greatest band of all time is instantly going to get knighted

12 Ray Davies Raymond Douglas "Ray" Davies is an English musician. He was the rhythm guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for The Kinks, which he led with his younger brother, Dave.

Ray was knighted in 2017 for "service to the arts". I'm not a believer in the knighthood, but I do appreciate that Ray is getting some kind of recognition nowadays. - Gg2000

13 Rod Stewart Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.

He was knighted in the 2016 Birthday Honours. - Gg2000

14 Barry Gibb Barry Alan Crompton Gibb is a British singer, songwriter and record producer who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the group Bee Gees, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed groups in the history of popular music.
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