[Dixielandjazz] The queen
arnieday at optonline.net
Fri Mar 4 16:23:25 PST 2005
Both are American citizens and Uncle Sam frowns on its citizens being
given a "title" by some "Foreign Power or Potentate", as I think they
call them. Honorary titles are allowed, but only with the approval of
the US Government, and that approval seems to be given only for
certain political figures. Having said that, I have no idea whether the
present British Government has recommended either of these two worthy
persons for such honor.
Ed Danielson wrote:
> OK, so good Queen Bess doesn't know who Eric Clapton is... I guess I
> can buy that. But given her lack of rock knowledge, I don't
> understand her bestowing of knighthoods or OBEs on marginally talented
> rock-n-rollers, like Elton John... particularly when (Sir) George
> Shearing hasn't yet been knighted! The man is a credit to piano
> playing, to the British Isles and to the human race. And (Dame)
> Marian McPartland is possibly even more worthy.
> Does anyone know how to campaign for their elevation to -- what do
> they call it, a peerage?
> Ed Danielson
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