Bryan Ferry was made a CBE at a ceremony in London yesterday.
The singer, who was joined by his four sons Merlin, Isaac, Tara and Otis was given the award was lil’ Liz Windsor at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace.
“Meeting her was a bit of a blur,” Ferry was quoted by the Telegraph as saying. “I told her how I’d been [performing] for a long time and she said ‘Music is always important, isn’t it?’ and I replied ‘Yes ma’am’.”
The title CBE stands for the most excellently titled “Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire” and is the highest honour that can be bestowed on a Commonwealth citizen without giving them the title Sir or Dame.
Other entertainers given awards during Liz’s birthday honours include composer, singer and instrumentalist John Warbat and jazz singer Claire Martin, who were both awarded OBEs. Actor Colin Firth was also awarded a CBE.
66 year old Ferry was a founding member of experimental art-rock band Roxy Music in 1971. The band were an unexpected success with a number of hits including Virginia Plain, Love Is The Drug and Avalon. As a solo artist, Ferry is best known for his singles Let’s Stick Together and Slave To Love.
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