Rod Stewart promises to 'wear it well' as he is made a Sir
Published 10/06/2016 | 22:36
Tonight's the knight for singer-songwriter Rod Stewart who has become a Sir in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Having sold millions of albums over his lengthy career the 71-year-old London-born performer has been recognised for his services to music and charity.
He said: "I've led a wonderful life and have had a tremendous career thanks to the generous support of the great British public.
"This monumental honour has topped it off and I couldn't ask for anything more.
"I thank Her Majesty and promise to 'wear it well'."
Sir Rod's smash hits include Hot Legs, Da Ya Think I'm Sexy, Some Guys Have All The Luck, Maggie May and Young Turks.
And the award-winning entertainer, who has been recording for 50 years, continues to perform sell-out tours around the world.
Last year his residency at The Colosseum in Las Vegas was voted the best in the American town.
Sir Rod is also a celebrity ambassador for the charity Caudwell Children, which aims to try and make a difference to the lives of disabled children.
He has also offered his musical services to other causes such as the Royal National Institute of Blind People by performing at one of their annual fundraising gala dinners.