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The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and Bee Gees founder member Barry Gibb have been awarded knighthoods in the Queen’s New Year honors.   In a statement, Starr said it was “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. Ringo.”

Barry Gibb, who is recognized for his services to music and charity, told the Press Association that being awarded a knighthood was “a moment in life to be treasured and never forgotten.”

“I am deeply honored, humbled and very proud,” the 71-year-old went on to say, paying tribute to his brothers and Bee Gees co-founders, Maurice and Robin, who died in 2003 and 2012, respectively.

Source : Billboard