Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Queen drummer to receive honorary degree from Plymouth University

Queen drummer Roger Taylor will receive an honorary Doctor Of Music degree from UK’s Plymouth University on September 26.

The Plymouth Herald reports Taylor will be honored alongside cellist Julian Lloyd-Webber, celebrity chef and author Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, legendary sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, football's first million-pound player Trevor Francis, Wayne Sleep, Simon Stokes, artistic director at Theatre Royal Plymouth, and Plymouth's European diving champion Sarah Barrow.

Around 5,000 students will graduate in the marquees atop Plymouth Hoe during the week, which attracts more than 22,000 visitors to the city, and contributes £700,000 to the local economy.

“Plymouth and the South West has produced many remarkable people, who have gone on to grace national and international stages, whether in the arts, business, science and technology, health and medicine, or sport,” says Professor David Coslett, deputy vice-chancellor. “We look forward to welcoming our latest cohort of honorary doctors and sporting colours into our community, and joining with them in celebrating their achievements, and those of our graduating students.”

Taylor and Queen recently wrapped up a series of shows in Australia and New Zealand with vocalist Adam Lambert.

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