In recognition of his “Services To Music,” Elvis Costello has been named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. The ceremony took place on Friday at Buckingham Palace with Prince Charles bestowing the honors.
“Among many things I’ve been given, it’s one that somebody decided I deserve and all you can say is ‘thank you’,” the rocker said following the event.
Costello sang a different tune than when it was announced that he would receive the OBE, joking last year that it “confirms my long-held suspicion nobody really listens to the words in songs or the outcome might have been somewhat different.”
Which other rockers have received such honors from the British crown?