The Queen of England has bestowed knighthoods on two rock stars in her New Year’s list of honours: Ringo Starr of the Beatles and Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees. All four Beatles received regular citations back in 1965. Twenty years later, Paul McCartney was knighted. John Lennon and George Harrison’s deaths precluded the honor
Barry Gibb– all those hits, amazing he wasn’t knighted sooner. Sadly, his brothers didn’t live to see the day.
The Beatles sang a little ditty about the Queen back in 1969. Here it is: