Wed, 13 Jun 2012 18:13:54 GMT | By Chloe Goody
Paul McCartney: A life in pictures

1997: Knighted by the Queen

Sir Paul McCartney (© Rex Features/)
  • The Beatles (© Rex Features/Daily Sketch)
  • Paul McCartney, John Lennon (© Reuters/MED)
  • The Beatles (© Reuters/Michael Ochs Archives)
  • Paul McCartney, Linda Eastman (© Rex Features)
  • The Wings (© Rex/David Thorpe)
  • The Beatles (© Rex Features/Daily Mail)
  • Sir Paul McCartney (© Rex Features/)
  • The Beatles (© Reuters/Steve Granitz)
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On 11 March 1997, the former Beatle was knighted by the Queen for his services to music. The prestigious award saw the poor boy from Liverpool become Sir Paul McCartney. The legend received his award for helping to revolutionize pop music.