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'HUMBLED AND SURPRISED' FERRY RECEIVES HIS AWARD.



WASHINGTON-BORN singer Bryan Ferry yesterday received his CBE CBE Commander of the Order of the British Empire (a Brit. title)

CBE n abbr (= Companion of (the Order of) the British Empire) → título de nobleza

CBE n abbr (=
 from the Queen for a life in music spanning almost 40 years The 66-year-old Newcastle University graduate's career has covered everything from experimental tunes to sophisticated soul-pop and influenced many bands along the way.

Speaking after Wednesday's investiture investiture, in feudalism, ceremony by which an overlord transferred a fief to a vassal or by which, in ecclesiastical law, an elected cleric received the pastoral ring and staff (the symbols of spiritual office) signifying the transfer of the office.  ceremony at Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace (bŭk`ĭng-əm), residence of British sovereigns from 1837, in Westminster metropolitan borough, London, England, adjacent to St. James's Park. , Ferry said: "Getting something like this is actually very humbling.

"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 - as soon as I left school and went to university 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."

Mr Ferry was joined at the Palace by his four children, Merlin, 20, Tara, 21, Isaac, 26, and countryside campaigner Otis, 28.

He is currently touring his latest solo album, Olympia, and played reunion shows with Roxy Music early this year.

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HONOUR Roxy Music lead singer Bryan Ferry proudly holds his CBE outside Buckingham Palace yesterday
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Date:Dec 1, 2011
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