Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono Congratulate Ringo Starr on His Knighthood

By Andrew Magnotta

January 3, 2018

Sir Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono have extended congratulations to Beatles drummer Ringo Starr for his knighthood. 

“Huge congrats, Sir Ringo! Sir Richard Starkey has a nice ring to it," McCartney wrote on Instagram. "Best drummer, best pal! X Paul.” 

Meanwhile, John Lennon's widow Ono added that the honor was a long time coming for Starr. 

"Huge congratulations!" she wrote via Twitter. "I am delighted for you and your family. It is an honour for everyone in The Beatles family and I love you very much.

For his part, the drummer was thrilled at the distinction. 

"It's great," Starr said. "It's an honor and a pleasure to be considered and acknowledged for my music and my charity work, both of which I love. Peace and love."

Starr was honored for "services to music." 

McCartney was knighted for the same reason in 1997. 


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