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Ringo is set to be knighted in the New Year’s Honours. Ringo, 77, will be recognised for services to music and charity.
The Liverpudlian is said to be ‘made up,’ a friend told The Sun- last week -, who added that it is ‘richly deserved, if a little overdue.’
His award, for lifetime services to music and charity, in the New Year’s Honours will be formally announced next week.
A close family friend added: ‘It came as a bolt from the blue. Ringo was totally knocked sideways but is chuffed to bits.’
Ringo’s last visit to the Palace was in 1965 when all the Fab Four were awarded the MBE. Despite being only the second of the Fab Four to receive the honour, John returned his MBE to the Queen, while Paul accepted his in 2004 and George awarded an MBE in 1965.
A source said: ‘Sadly, two of the Beatles, John Lennon and George Harrison, are no longer here to be honoured in a similar way. ‘But giving Ringo a knighthood will go some way towards recognising the enormous contribution The Beatles made to popular music.’
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame museum in Cleveland has updated its exhibit focusing on The Beatles‘ musical and cultural contributions with a variety of new pieces of memorabilia. The new items is an upright piano that John Lennon and Paul McCartney used to write a number of classic Fab Four tunes.
The piano was located in the home of the parents of Paul’s then-girlfriend Jane Asher, where Paul lived for three years starting in 1963. The instrument was used to write such songs as “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “And I Love Her,” “We Can Work It Out,” “Got to Get You into My Life” and “Eleanor Rigby.”
Other new collectibles featured in the exhibit include drumsticks used by Ringo at a Beatles show in Cleveland in September 1964, a suit that George wore during the band’s 1966 tour, a handwritten musical score and notes penned by Paul for the song “Birthday,” and a Hofner Senator electric guitar that John bought during the Fab Four’s time in Germany and that he used in the studio and to write songs.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET daily except for Wednesdays, when its hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The museum is closed on Christmas Day.
Paul tells us about his all-time best Christmas and shares his plans for 2018 in a special edition of ‘You Gave Me The Answer’..
It’s beginning to look like Christmas in London. Oxford Street, Regents Street and Carnaby Street have somehow managed to out-Christmas themselves again, the trains and buses are getting emptier by the day and there is a feeling of joy and excitement in the air, which can only be felt at this time of year.
We know how curious Paul’s fans are about his holiday celebrations, so we caught up with him just before he headed over to Australia to make sure we got your Christmas and New Year questions answered in plenty of time!
Diane in the US asks Paul: “What was your all-time best Christmas?”
Paul sat down on the comfy sofa in his office to reflect:
“I think probably when my kids were growing up. With the anticipation of Father Christmas coming and with the opening of the presents on Christmas morning. Even though the kids always got you up a little bit too early!”
PM.com: “Did you creep around with the presents and the stockings?”
Paul: “No, Father Christmas did. What are you suggesting?!”
PM.com: “We would never suggest anything!”
Paul: “How could you suggest that?! Withdraw that remark! [Paul winks] Yeah, you know, those were always great. When the kids were little was especially good because you see it through their eyes, so it’s great excitement.”
No sooner have we recycled our wrapping paper (does anyone else re-use the same paper the following year?), slept and walked off our Christmas lunches… it’s then time to prepare for New Year’s Eve! Whether you go out to watch the fireworks, or stay inside and enjoy the warmth of your home, it does have a tendency to make one reflect back on the year’s happenings, and look forwards to what the next year may have in store! We asked Paul, “What would you like to achieve in 2018?”
Paul: “I’ll probably be putting out a new album. So, I’d like that to be something I really love and then hopefully the fans will love it too! We’re putting the finishing touches to it now and at the beginning of next year. So, I would like to achieve making that a really great album. Fingers crossed! That’s not what it’s called, but fingers crossed! [Pauses] It could be… it COULD be the new album title!”
And on that cliffhanger…. we’ll leave it there until 2018!
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