The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and BeeGees co-founder Barry Gibb have been awarded knighthoods by Britain's Queen Elizabeth in her 2018 New Year honors list. 77-year-old Starr, whose real name is Richard Starkey, is the second Beatle to be knighted, 21 years after Paul McCartney. ... More than 1,100 people were honored this year, including 551 women. The list, which is drawn up by the government and approved by the Queen, recognizes the achievements and service of "extraordinary" people and includes politicians, academics, journalists, authors and athletes.
The Queen was quoted as saying, "You don't know what it's like, Barry, you don't know what it's like, to knight somebody, to knight somebody, the way I knight you."
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