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4/18/15-David Bowie: "No Sir!"

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David BowieDavid Bowie was offered a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II and turned it down. Bowie chose not to become Sir David in 2003. Unlike Sir Mick Jagger, Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Elton John, Sir David Bowie was not to be.
Bowie explained his decision saying, 'I would never have any intention of accepting anything like that. I seriously don't know what it's for. It's not what I spent my life working for.'
The British Monarchy awards Knighthoods in the UK. According to the official website of the British Monarchy royal.gov.uk
'A knighthood (or a damehood, its female equivalent) is one of the highest honours an individual in the United Kingdom can achieve.
'While in past centuries knighthoods used to be awarded solely for military merit, today they also recognise significant contributions to national life.
'Recipients range from actors to scientists, and from school head teachers to industrialists.
'A knighthood cannot be bought and it carries no military obligations to the Sovereign'.
Other people who have declined a Knighthood are Stephen Hawking, Albert Finney, Vanessa Redgrave and Aldous Huxley.

Written by: Barry Scott

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