McCartney gets nod for honour

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

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PARIS, France (AP) — France's Elysee Palace has said former Beatle Paul McCartney has been nominated for the legion of honour for services to music.


On yesterday, a presidential spokesman said that seventy-year-old McCartney - who sung and co-wrote hits like "Hey Jude" and "Yesterday" - will be decorated at the rank of officer by French President Francois Hollande in a ceremony Saturday in Paris.


McCartney will join the ranks other singers to have received the honour. Barbara Streisand and Liza Minnelli were similarly honoured by former President Nicolas Sarkozy.


McCartney — often referred to as "Sir Paul" or "Macca" in his native Britain — has already received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II, who watched him perform at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.


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