Robert Plant Honored by Queen
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Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant received one of Britain's topmost honors today in a ceremony that also included jazz saxaphonist Courtenay Pine and fantasy novelist Terry Pratchett being inducted into the Order of the British Empire.
Plant was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in Queen Elizabeth II's traditional New Years' Honors List in acknowledment of the musician's contributions to the music and entertainment industry.
The Order of the British Empire is a UK honours system that's been around for centuries to reward people for merit, service and bravery. Plant's ranking of CBE is just one step below knighthood.
Former bandmate, guitarist Jimmy Page, was appointed the similar but lower-ranking Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2005. That same year, the band as a whole was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
More details about Plant's latest achievement can be found at his official home on the web.
Source: BBC News
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