Saturday, June 15, 2024

You Can Call Them “Sir Ringo” Starr and “Sir Barry” Gibb Thanks to Her Majesty (A Pretty Nice Girl)


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:

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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