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Guitarist Brian May is knighted by the British Empire

Brian May formed the legendary rock band Queen in 1970.

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Brian Mayguitarist and member of the rock group What in, He has been distinguished with the knighthood of the British Empire, granted by King Charles III on December 31, 2022. He was part of the list that is released annually in which artists, athletes and other celebrities who receive these honors for their careers stand out.

in your account instagram May (75 years old and who has a PhD in Astrophysics) was very pleased with the distinction, saying through a video: “Thank you very much for your messages and congratulations after the announcement of my knighthood. I am very excited and very touched by the support from him ”.

Along with the vocalist Freddy Mercurythe bassist John Deacon and the drummer roger taylor brian formed What in in 1970, becoming one of the most successful rock bands with sales of more than 250 million albums. The guitarist humorously added that he hopes the title will give him “a little more clout. Maybe that way a little more people will listen to me, when I say on the phone ‘Yes? This is Sir Brian.’”

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