Paul McCartney becomes an honorary Doctor of Music

The star receives honour from prestigious Yale University

Sir Paul McCartney has been presented with an honorary doctorate from the USA’s prestigious Yale University.

The former Beatle was appointed a Doctor of Music at the ceremony in Connecticut yesterday (May 26).

More than 3,000 students also received their degrees at the same time.

As McCartney took to the stage, a band performed a version of The Beatles‘ 1968 chart-topping single ‘Hey Jude’, written primarily by McCartney.

The singer was one of eight receiving honorary degrees at the ceremony.