GALLERY: Ringo Starr Becomes a "Sir"

Today (March 20) was a big day for Ringo Starr as he was knighted in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Starr told BBC News that being knighted "means a lot actually.  It means recognition for the things we've done.  I was really pleased to accept this."  He also playfully said of his new Knight Commander medal that he'll "be wearing it at breakfast."

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Congratulations Sir Ringo Starr! Today at Buckingham Palace, the Beatles drummer was honoured by The Duke of Cambridge for his services to music.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger who once did a presentation in a college public speaking course about why The Rolling Stones were better than The Beatles.  (She received an A.)