Ringo Starr receives France’s highest honor

Ringo Starr receives France’s highest honor

English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, Ringo Starr poses near "The Yellow Submarine", a bathyscaphe exhibited in front of oceanographic museum in Monaco, before receiving the medal of "Commander of Arts and Letters" from the France ambassador in Monaco, Hugues Moret, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. Some musicians like Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Graham Nash and Ronnie Wood exhibit their works inspired by the fabulous world of magic and mystery of the seas and oceans during the "Arternativelight" exhibition at the oceanographic Museum from September 25 to October 13, in Monaco. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau

Beatles icon Ringo Starr has been feted with France’s highest honor in recognition of his lengthy career.

The “Yellow Submarine” hitmaker was made a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) in a ceremony held in Monaco on Tuesday.

The drummer was handed the award by France’s ambassador to Monaco, Hugues Moret.

Speaking about his achievements, Starr quipped, “I’m a drummer, but I can do other things. Like painting, living, breathing.”

The rocker is in good company as the latest recipient of the medal – previous honorees include Sir Sean Connery, Bono and David Bowie.

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