Reports: Jagger Destined For Knighthood
Mick Jagger is to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his service to music, U.K. newspapers reported yesterday (June 9). The Rolling Stones singer will receive the title Sir Mick in the queen's birtMick Jagger is to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his service to music, U.K. newspapers reported yesterday (June 9). The Rolling Stones singer will receive the title Sir Mick in the queen's birthday honors next weekend, according to the Sunday Times.
The Independent said Jagger, who once outraged the British establishment with his hedonistic lifestyle, was nominated by Prime Minister Tony Blair, who is a fan of the band. Blair's Downing Street office and Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the reports.
Jagger would be the latest in a line of pop stars to receive the royal honor. Sir Elton John was knighted in 1997, and Sir Paul McCartney was knighted in 1996 for his contribution to British music and society, including the charitable and educational causes he supports.
As previously reported, the Stones kick off their 2002 tour Sept. 3 in Boston. A series of 22 reissues are due Aug. 20 from ABKCO Records and will mark the first albums by a major act in the Super Audio CD format.
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