Midge Ure, Brian May and Jimmy Page were among the music artists recognized in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, published Saturday (June 11).

Midge Ure, Brian May and Jimmy Page were among the music artists recognized in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, published Saturday (June 11).

Ure, the Scottish musician and humanitarian who fronted the electro-rock act Ultravox in the 1980s, was made Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to music and charity.

Alongside Bob Geldof, Ure co-founded the 1985 Live Aid event and the upcoming Live 8 initiative. The pair were lauded at the Ivor Novello Awards last month in London for their collaboration in writing the charity fund-raising track "Do They Know It's Christmas?," which was the best-selling U.K. single last year.

There were OBEs for Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and British blues bandleader John Mayall. British chat show host Jonathan Ross was appointed an OBE, for services to broadcasting.

Brian May, guitarist with rock group Queen, was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), for his services to music, as was Chrysalis Group chairman and founder Chris Wright.

Irish TV and radio presenter Terry Wogan received an honorary knighthood, an award given to non-British citizens who have made an important contribution to British life.

Queen Elizabeth chooses the award recipients on the advice of the prime minister and other relevant ministers.

Various Australians were also presented with awards. Graphic artist Martin Sharp was appointed Member of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his contribution to the pop art movement and support for young artists.

During his stay in London in the 1960s, Sharp's iconic artwork for Cream's "Disraeli Gears" album and tour posters for Jimi Hendrix helped capture the mood of the British psychedelia scene.

OAM medals were presented to Queensland-based country singer Terry Gordon for services to the entertainment industry; New South Wales-based country singer Albert McElhinney for services to country music and South Australian recording artist and broadcaster Robin Higgs for charity work.