Mick Jagger To Be Awarded Knighthood
Tuesday, June 18, 2002 @ 1:27 PM
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Jagger will now be referred to as Sir Michael Philip Jagger. The Stones vocalist, who has been recording with the band in Paris, says that he is “delighted at the news.”
Recording artists who have previously been knighted include Elton John and Paul McCartney. McCartney was the only Beatle to receive the honor from the British government.
Although Elton John was knighted for his musical achievements, he has long been active in raising funds for AIDS research, and McCartney, who was knighted for both his musical endeavours his charitable works, has been extremely active in supporting various causes throughout the years.
While many are confused regarding the Stones vocalist being knighted, due to his having a past drug conviction, Sir Elton has confessed to heavy cocaine use in the past, and Sir Paul concedes that he has used marijuana.
The date of the official ceremony in which Jagger will be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II will be announced within the next few weeks.
The Rolling Stones will begin rehearsals next month in Toronto for their upcoming U.S. tour.
Rolling Stone Mick Jagger has officially been awarded knighthood by the British government for his musical contributions to British culture. Fans of the Stones are already expressing various sentiments regarding the fact that the rest of the band was not recognized. The majority of Rolling Stones compositions have been co-written by Stones guitarist Keith Richards. The band has been in existence for forty years now.
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