Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Queen guitarist Brian May knighted by King Charles III

Queen guitarist Brian May has been appointed a Knight Bachelor by King Charles III during an official ceremony at Buckingham Palace on March 14.

“No Words!” shared the rocker on social media about the honor, which recognizes the guitarist as “Dr Brian Harold May CBE. Musician, Astrophysicist and Animal Welfare Advocate. For services to Music and to Charity.”

“I'm happy and grateful to receive this honour,” said May when it was first announced. “I will regard the knighthood not so much as a reward, but more as a charge – a commission - for me to continue to fight for justice - to be a voice for those who have no voice. I will endeavour to be worthy - to be that Knight in Shining Armour.”

Queen drummer Roger Taylor was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2020 New Year Honours.

Queen’s 1975 classic, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, recently made headlines when it registered 2 Billion streams on Spotify; the lead single from the band’s fourth album, “A Night At The Opera”, was written by Freddie Mercury, who oversaw the complex song’s full creation in the studio during three weeks of recording.

Pick up your copy of Queen’s “Greatest Hits” here.

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