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Ringo Starr lands top French honour

September 26th, 2013 3:00am EDT | By: Dave Simpson favorite Add to My News

Ringo Starr

Beatles icon Ringo Starr has been feted with France's highest honour in recognition of his lengthy career.

The Yellow Submarine hitmaker was made a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) in a ceremony held in Monaco on Tuesday (24Sep13).

The drummer was handed the award by France's ambassador to Monaco, Hugues Moret.

Speaking about his achievements, Starr quipped, "I'm a drummer, but I can do other things. Like painting, living, breathing."

The rocker is in good company as the latest recipient of the medal - previous honourees include Sir Sean Connery, Bono and David Bowie.

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