Dr. Brian Harold May CBE wurde am 30. Dezembr 2022 in der "New Year’s Honours List" genannt und im Jahr 2023 mit dem Titel "Knight Commander Of The Order Of The British Empire" ausgezeichnet. Es handelt sich um die erste Liste unter King Charles III.

Brian wird mit seinen folgenden Leistungen aufgeführt:

Brian May is an acclaimed musician and songwriter, founding member of the rock group Queen. In 2020 he was named Greatest Guitarist of All Time by Total Guitar Magazine. Queen’s performance at Live Aid in 1985 is acknowledged as the greatest live set in history. He famously opened The Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2002 performing live on Buckingham Palace roof – and 20 years later returned to open the Platinum Jubilee concert atop the Victoria Monument. He is also an accomplished astrophysicist, now attached as stereoscopist to many NASA Space exploration teams. He re-established the London Stereoscopic Company in 2008, was co-founder of Asteroid Day in 2015, for the protection of Earth from asteroid strikes, and was Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University from 2008-2013. His work defending Britain’s wild animals led him to found the Save-Me Trust in 2009, which is his continuing passion, campaigning for the rights of foxes and badgers, and hosting an active wildlife rescue operation.

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Brians erste Reaktion gibt es unter Brian May becomes Sir Brian Harold May.

Der Queen Fan-Club Germany gratuliert recht herzlich zu dem Titel und der auf so vielen Ebenen zu Recht erhaltenen Würdigung der Lebensleistungen.