This Article is From Sep 05, 2012

Sir Paul McCartney will receive France's highest public honour

Sir Paul McCartney will receive France's highest public honour

The British singer will receive the medal - France's highest public distinction - for his contribution to the field of music, reported Daily Express.

Highlights

  • Sir Paul McCartney will be given the Legion d'honneur award by France's President Francois Hollande later this week.
  • The British singer will receive the medal - France's highest public distinction - for his contribution to the field of music, reported Daily Express.
  • Stars including Clint Eastwood and Liza Minnelli have previously been gifted the award, created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, which is represented by a red lapel thread.
  • Sir Paul McCartney, 70, is the most influential songwriter in the history of popular music. He has already been awarded a knighthood by Britain's Queen Elizabeth.
  • The singer first rose to international fame with The Beatles, co-authoring songs such as Yesterday and Hard Day's Night alongside bandmate John Lennon.
London: Sir Paul McCartney will be given the Legion d'honneur award by France's President Francois Hollande later this week.

The British singer will receive the medal - France's highest public distinction - for his contribution to the field of music, reported Daily Express.

Stars including Clint Eastwood and Liza Minnelli have previously been gifted the award, created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, which is represented by a red lapel thread.

Sir Paul McCartney, 70, is the most influential songwriter in the history of popular music. He has already been awarded aknighthood by Britain's Queen Elizabeth.

The singer first rose to international fame with The Beatles, co-authoring songs such as Yesterday and HardDay's Night alongside bandmate John Lennon.
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