Paul McCartney has said he believes former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr should be knighted.
Asked why Ringo hadn’t been knighted, McCartney said: “Yeah, well, don’t look at me.” He then responded to a question about whether he could ask the Queen himself, he replied: “The last time I went by she was out. Otherwise I would have popped in and said ‘Look, love, Sir Richard Starkey‘. Because I do think it’s about time, but she probably was a bit busy with Sir Brucie.”
He added that he thought nobody would have believed that Forsyth would become a knight of the realm before Ringo.
He said: “Basically me, George and Ringo said ‘Does this have to be final, could we do a couple of gigs or can we think about this tomorrow?’, but John was off with Yoko and he was saying ‘No, no, it’s great, I feel a release’ and all that. So that was kind of final.”
McCartney also said he believed that The Beatles back catalogue would be available on Spotify “soon”.