- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 4, 2012

PARIS (AP) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney has been nominated for Frances’ Legion of Honor for services to music, Ex-Beatle McCartney nominated for legion of honor, the Elysee Palace said Tuesday.

A presidential spokesman said that 70-year-old Mr. McCartney — who sang and co-wrote such hits as “Hey Jude” and “Yesterday” — will be decorated at the rank of officer by French President Francois Hollande in a ceremony Saturday in Paris.

Mr. McCartney will join the ranks other singers to have received the honor. Barbra Streisand and Liza Minnelli were similarly honored by former President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Mr. McCartney — often referred to as “Sir Paul” or “Macca” in his native Britain — already has received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II, who watched him perform at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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