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 has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 13 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Music.

He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.

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