E! is finally going red carpet local in SA and will now do red carpet coverage at major South African events

PICS: Lamar, the Kardashians and the Jenners got together to support Kanye's Yeezy and album launch

France honours ex-Beatle Paul McCartney

2012-09-08 21:02
 

Paris - France's Elysee Palace says former Beatle Paul McCartney has been decorated with the legion of honour for services to music.

On Saturday the presidential office said that 70-old McCartney - who sang and co-wrote hits like Hey Jude and Yesterday - was decorated at the rank of officer by French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace, with members of McCartney's family attending.

McCartney joins the ranks of other singers to have received the honor. Barbra Streisand and Liza Minnelli were similarly honored by former President Nicolas Sarkozy.

McCartney - often referred to as "Sir Paul" or "Macca" in his native Britain - has already received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II, who watched him perform at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

NEXT ON CHANNEL24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
 

Recent News

The new Harry Potter play will become a new Harry Potter book. Read More »

The Duchess of Cambridge has made a video saying she and Prince William want all children to get support during difficult times Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.