Salute! It’s Bryan Ferry CBE

The Queen awards Bryan Ferry his CBE

The Queen has awarded Bryan Ferry, the singer with Roxy Music, his CBE today, in a brief ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The award is in recognition of his 40-year career as a singer and hitmaker.

Although frankly all he would have needed to have done is release this, his astonishing 1973 reworking of Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” to deserve all the honors in Her Majesty’s trophy cabinet:

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Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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