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Earlier today, Paul McCartney was awarded France's highest honor when he became an officer of the French National Order of the Legion of Honour. The ceremony, established by Napoleon Boneparte in 1802, marks yet another prestigious international award given to McCartney.
According to the Examiner in addition to the most recent French national Order award, In 2010, McCartney was awarded The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. At the following performance at the White House, many distinguished and famous guests were in attendance. They included President Obama, Mrs. Obama. Stevie Wonder, Dave Grohl, the Jonas Brothers and Elvis Costello.
There are five different distinctions in the Legion of Honour, according to Noise 11:Knight, Officer, Commander, Grand Officer and Grand Cross. McCartney will become an Officer. Entrance into the Legion will require McCartney to purchase the physical for $1,000. This should not be a problem, as McCartney is about to launch a new tour.
On Friday, his new On the Run tour with four new stops in North America. Having just concluded a tour, it seems like this will be a busy year for the newly awarded French National Order of the Legion of Honour officer.