FEATURE: In Your Honour: The New Year's Honours Playlist



In Your Honour


 IN THIS PHOTO: Ringo Starr (who has received a knighthood in the New Year's Honours list)/PHOTO CREDIT: Scott Gries/Invision/AP

The New Year's Honours Playlist


IT was about time Ringo Starr was recognised…


IN THIS PHOTO: Bee Gee Barry Gibb (who also received a knighthood)/PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images

and given a knighthood! Paul McCartney got his long time ago and I wonder, because the Queen feared he might reject such an accolade – she was reluctant including Starr in her list of honoured figures. I am delighted he has been dubbed a ‘sir’ and it recognises what an impact he has made to music. That was not the only music-related honour announced. Musicians Marc Almond and Wiley were OBE and MBE respectively. Their music, in its own way, has changed the world and it is only just they should be mentioned. I am thrilled surviving Bee Gee Barry Gibb has been awarded a knighthood – I suppose it is less an award and more of a noble rite of passage. Those most inspiring and influence deserve the sort of recognition and honour most of us envy! Gibb’s Glastonbury set saw him enthral crowds and show that he still has that magic touch – years after the Bee Gees called time. Not only that but actor-cum-musician Hugh Laurie has received a CBE. He has provided so much to the world of entertainment – his music is a part of that. I am really pleased he has received the CBE and I know it will mean a lot to him! In honour of those musical figures who will have been singled out in the New Year's Honours list; a playlist that collates their finest moments that help remind us…


 IN THIS PHOTO: Hugh Laurie (the musician and actor is awarded a CBE)/PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images

WHY their accolades are richly deserved.