OBE's For Clayman, Shadows

Queen's Birthday accolades for music biz vets.

Veteran concert promoter Barry Clayman is among the music business notables recognized in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, published June 12. Clayman, currently senior VP of UK Music at Clear Channel Entertainment, was made Officer (of the Order) of the British Empire (OBE).

There were OBEs for Lavinia Carey, director general of trade body British Video Association and VP of the National Children's Home charity, and for two members of veteran vocalist Cliff Richard's former backing group the Shadows - drummer Brian Bennett and rhythm guitarist Bruce Welch. Shadows lead guitarist Hank Marvin turned down his accolade for "personal reasons."

Vernon Handley, associate conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, was named a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to music. Also honored were baritone Willard White--who was awarded a knighthood--and veteran big band vocalist Rosemary Squires who was made a Member (of the Order) of the British Empire (MBE).