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Sir Elton John to receive top honour following career spanning six decades


ir Elton John shall be formally awarded a prestigious honour in acknowledgement of a glittering career in music and his campaigning work on Aids.

The singer-songwriter, 74, who was knighted for companies to music and charity in 1998, has bought greater than 300 million information worldwide throughout a pop career spanning greater than 5 decades.

Sir Elton John along with his David Furnish, his mom Sheila, and stepfather Fred Fairebrother outdoors Buckingham Palace (Charles Green/PA) / PA Archive

Hits throughout the years embrace Rocket Man, I’m Still Standing and Blue Eyes with Sir Elton notching up his first UK primary single in 16 years final month with Cold Heart, a collaboration with Dua Lipa.


The musician has additionally devoted a lot of his life to charity, together with his Elton John Aids Foundation, and has been lobbying for motion on HIV/Aids – which nonetheless claims a whole lot of 1000’s of lives a 12 months – and inspiring individuals to get examined.

The Order of the Companions of Honour was established in 1917 by George V in recognition of service of nationwide significance.

It is usually thought to be the junior honour to the Order of Merit and it’s made up of the sovereign, plus not more than 65 members, who might use the letters CH after their names.

Sir Elton joins an illustrious checklist of recipients who embrace broadcaster Sir David Attenborough actress Dame Judi Dench former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney and prepare dinner Delia Smith.


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