Jagger to Be Knighted By Queen
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LONDON (AP) _ Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger is to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his service to music, newspapers reported Sunday.
The aging rock star will receive the title Sir Mick in the queen’s birthday honors next weekend, The Sunday Times said.
The Independent on Sunday said Jagger, who once outraged the British establishment with his hedonistic lifestyle, had been nominated by Prime Minister Tony Blair, who is a fan of the band.
Blair’s Downing Street office and Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the reports Sunday.
Jagger would be the latest in a line of pop stars to receive the royal honor. Sir Elton John was knighted in 1997, and Sir Paul McCartney was knighted in 1996 for his contribution to British music and society, including the charitable and educational causes he supports.
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