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Saturday, 11 June 2011

List of Popular Musicians Awarded OBEs

he Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4th June 1917 by George V. The Order comprises five classes in civil and military divisions. In decreasing order of seniority, these are:

  1. Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) or Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE)
  2. Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) or Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE)
  3. Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
  4. Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
  5. Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

A list of popular music performers, record producers and songwriters who have been appointed to the Order of the British Empire: 

·             Ian Anderson (MBE 2008) Jethro Tull
·             Bono (Paul David Hewson) (honorary KBE 2007) U2
·             John Cale (OBE 2010) Velvet Underground
·             Eric Clapton (OBE 1994, CBE 2004) Cream
·             Petula Clark (CBE 1998)
·             Joe Cocker (OBE 2007)
·             Andrea Corr (MBE 2005) The Corrs
·             Caroline Corr (MBE 2005) The Corrs
·             Jim Corr (MBE 2005) The Corrs
·             Sharon Corr (MBE 2005) The Corrs
·             Brian Cox (physicist) (OBE 2010) Dare
·             Bernard Cribbins (OBE 2011)
·             Roger Daltrey (CBE 2004) The Who
·             Ray Davies (CBE 2004) The Kinks
·             Barbara Dickson (OBE 2002) Stage musicals
·             Clive Dunn (OBE 1975) Grandad
·             David Essex (OBE 1999)
·             Bryan Ferry (CBE 2011) Roxy Music
·             Gracie Fields (DBE 1979)
·             Neil Finn (OBE 1993)
·             Tim Finn (OBE 1993)
·             George Formby (OBE 1946)
·             Bob Geldof (honorary KBE 1986) Boomtown Rats, Live Aid
·             Barry Gibb (CBE 2004) Bee Gees
·             Maurice Gibb (CBE 2004) Bee Gees
·             Robin Gibb (CBE 2004) Bee Gees
·             David Gilmour (CBE 2005) Pink Floyd
·             Evelyn Glennie (OBE 1993, DBE 2007)
·             Bob Harris (OBE 2011) Radio disc jockey and OGWT presenter
·             Rolf Harris (CBE 2006) Novelty hits
·             George Harrison (MBE 1965) The Beatles
·             Trevor Horn (CBE 2011) Buggles, Yes, record producer
·             Elton John (CBE 1996)
·             Tom Jones (OBE 1999, KBE 2006)
·             Mark Knopfler (OBE 2000) Dire Straits
·             John Lennon (MBE 1965) The Beatles
·             Annie Lennox (OBE 2011) Tourists, Eurythmics
·             Lulu (OBE 2000)
·             Vera Lynn (OBE 1969, DBE 1975)
·             Gerry Marsden (MBE 2003)
·             George Martin (KBE 1996) Record producer
·             Brian May (CBE 2005) Queen
·             John Mayall (OBE 2005) Bluesbreakers
·             Paul McCartney (MBE 1965, KBE 1997) The Beatles
·             Kylie Minogue (OBE 2008)
·             Van Morrison (OBE 1996) Them
·             Graham Nash (OBE 2010) Hollies, CSN&Y
·             Olivia Newton-John (OBE 1979)
·             Jimmy Page (OBE 2005) Led Zeppelin
·             Elaine Paige (OBE 1995) Stage musicals
·             Rick Parfitt (OBE 2010) Status Quo
·             John Peel (OBE 1998) Radio disc jockey
·             Les Reed (OBE 1998) Songwriter
·             Cliff Richard (OBE 1980, KBE 1995) Authentic British rock ‘n’ roll star
·             Francis Rossi (OBE 2010) Status Quo
·             Dusty Springfield (OBE 1999) While soul and country singer
·             Ringo Starr (MBE 1965) The Beatles
·             Rod Stewart (CBE 2007) The Faces, Python Lee Jackson
·             Gordon Sumner (Sting) (CBE 2002) The Police
·             Midge Ure (OBE 2005) Ultravox, Live Aid

Originally posted on Saturday, 11 June 2011           


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