VAN MORRISON: Here Comes the Knight
Knighthood could be the next honor for Rock and Roll and Songwriters Hall of Famer Van Morrison. According to the Telegraph of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Morrison is under consideration for the Queen's New Year's Honours List. Supporters submitted his name in recognition "for his services to music."
Already the recipient of an OBE (Order of the British Empire), the paper says he could become Sir Van the Man if the proposal gets passed by Britain's first and deputy first ministers.
Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Elton John, Tom Jones and Cliff Richard are among the British rock icons previously knighted.
We'll know more on New Year's Day.