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Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney will be getting another honor to add to his already long list of accolades. French president François Hollande announced Sunday that the 70-year-old “Band on the Run” singer will become the first British musician to receive the Legion of Honour, which will recognize him for his contributions to music.
According to The Guardian, McCartney will get the middle-grade rank of officer during a ceremony on Saturday. He will join 17,000 others who have received the honor. Past recipients include Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, Ravi Shankar, Vladimir Putin, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Steven Spielberg.
This is just the latest honor for McCartney, who turned 70 earlier this summer and performed at the Opening Ceremony at the London Olympics. According to E! News, he was named “the most successful composer and recording artist of all time” by the Guinness Book of World Records and received the Kennedy Center Honors from President Obama.
McCartney was a member of the Beatles, alongside George Harrison, John Lennon and Ringo Starr. In 1997, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
You can check out our Top 10 Best Paul McCartney solo albums here.