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Ringo Starr To Be Knighted in 2018

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 07: Musician Ringo Starr of The Beatles celebrates his 77th birthday with friends and fans at the annual "Peace & Love" celebration at Capitol Records Tower on July 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/WireImage)

Ringo Starr is set to be knighted in 2018. According to the official listing of New Year’s Honours recipients, the former Beatles drummer will be knighted for “services to music.” Bee Gees‘ member Barry Gibb will also be knighted, as well as his late siblings and fellow Bee Gees members Robin and Maurice Gibb.

Paul McCartney, who was knighted in 1997, shared a photo on Instagram to celebrate with his former Beatles bandmate. “Huge congrats Sur Ringo! Sir Richard Starkey has a nice ring to it,” he wrote in the caption. “Best drummer best pal!”