For Services To Music.

A beautiful sight: Bryan Ferry was awarded his Commander of the Most Excellent Order today at Buckingham Palace.

Said Ferry: 

Getting something like this is actually very humbling and I was very pleased to be recognised for a long career and doing something I love. 

To get an official award like this is incredibly nice and quite a surprise – a very good surprise. I always knew I was going to be an artist – and spent four years studying painting, I thought that's what I want to do. 

I got to a point where I thought I'd put a band together and make a record and if it doesn't work I'll go back to painting, but the band worked incredibly well. 

Photo and material: Bryan Ferry