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Van Morrison leads musical honours in Queen’s birthday list

By | Published on Monday 15 June 2015

Van Morrison

Van Morrison will become one of those knights of the British Empire following this weekend’s birthday honours list from Queen Liz II. So that’s a thing. Van led the music names on the latest list, while on the industry side the mighty Keith Harris – PPL man, MusicTank chair and artist manager extraordinaire – was awarded an OBE and Max Hole – CEO of Universal Music International – became a CBE.

In the classical domain, composers James MacMillan and Karl Jenkins both received knighthoods, fellow composer Mark-Anthony Turnage received a CBE, clarinettist and conductor Michael Collins was awarded an MBE, and Simon Halsey, Chorus Director of the City Of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, among other roles, became a CBE. Well done one and all. And hello your maj, I hope all is well with you. Did you listen to our new podcast yet?

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