One Of These Legendary Bandmates Is About To Reach Another Milestone
The Queen of England will be knighting Beatles drummer Ringo Starr in the New Year’s Honours List.
Ringo, who’s 77, will have the official title of ‘Sir’ in recognition of his services to music and charity.
Another member of the Fab Four was also honored with this title, Sir Paul McCartney.
Ringo’s surviving fellow bandmate Paul McCartney accepted his knighthood in March of 1997.
The other two Beatles passed away. George Harrison died in 2001, and John Lennon was fatally shot in 1980.
Ringo last visited the palace with all the bandmates in 1965 when the Fab Four received the MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire).
His stepfather first bought Ringo a drum kit for Christmas 1957 when he was 17-years-old.
Just a few years later he became part of the world’s biggest rock’n’roll band, The Beatles.
Social media lit up with the announcement of knighthood.
Ringo, real name Richard Starkey, is now said to be worth £300million but came from humble beginnings.