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NY honours list... still no Sir Palin :-( by LeoLouise on 31 December 2009 3:00pm
 
Happy to see Francis + Rick of Status Quo fame have been given OBE's but seriously, why has Michael not been knighted?

I know some of your views on the situation and I too know that there are people out there who agree with me.

For those of your still wanting to support my nomination please update me with the progress of your letters.
 
Re: NY honours list... still no Sir Palin :-( by bIG bLOGGER on 31 December 2009 3:09pm
 
Maybe if they knighted ONE Python,they would have to knight them all,huh?

Arise:
SIR Michael Palin
SIR Terry Jones
SIR John Cleese
SIR Terry Gilliam
SIR Graham Chapman [posthumous honour : 1941-1989]
SIR Eric Idle
SIR Neil Innes
SIR Ian MacNaughton [producer; posthumous honour: 1925-2002]
SIR David Frost [oops,sorry Sir David,you've already got one!]

ps: what was it that Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi did exactly to get their OBE's? Will Bono become "SIR Bono" at this rate,or perhaps maybe "Bono,OBE" ??
 
Re: NY honours list... still no Sir Palin :-( by LeoLouise on 31 December 2009 4:12pm
 
I think Rick and Franni's is for their longevity in the biz
 
Re: NY honours list... still no Sir Palin :-( by LeoLouise on 31 December 2009 4:15pm
 
and yes i agree, all the Pythons deserve a knighthood - I think Innes and Idle certainly do for their writing talents not only in comedy but music also...
 
Re: NY honours list... still no Sir Palin :-( by Spursfan on 31 December 2009 4:42pm
 
I know you wll think I am biased on this but YES, my beloved Bono DOES deserve his honorary knighthood (Dec 2006), b-b. It was not only for (great!) services to music industry (which frankly NO-ONE deserves a knighthood for - it is their bread and butter after all) but also for his humanitarian work.
 
Re: NY honours list... still no Sir Palin :-( by Ken Dunn on 31 December 2009 7:07pm
 
Patrick Stewart (USS Enterprise Star Trek etc.) got a knighthood so that is the next best thing to Mr P getting one!
 
Re: NY honours list... still no Sir Palin :-( by mrsteabag on 31 December 2009 11:47pm
 
Sir Patrick...very cool! He's done a lot of work for Refuge. I agree with Ken.
 
Re: NY honours list... still no Sir Palin :-( by bIG bLOGGER on 3 January 2010 3:05pm
 
LeoLouise: Rick and Franni got their OBE's for raising funds for several charities,including The Prince's Trust,The Heart Foundation,and The Nordoff-Robbins Therapy Foundation.
The fact that they have been in the showbiz panoply for centuries is apparently incidental to the folks who consider people for OBE's,but if you have done sterling charity fund-raising,then you are well placed to eventually receive an award.

Having said that,SADE [Adu] got her OBE in the 2002 Awards "for services to the music industry"; KYLIE MINOGUE got her OBE in the 2008 New Year's Honours List "for services to music",so maybe I have just contradicted myself!

SIR Tom Jones was knighted in 2006 by the Queen,because she had seen him appear in quite a few Royal Variety Perfomances since 1966,which evidently raise money for good causes.
 
Re: NY honours list... still no Sir Palin :-( by Loretto on 3 January 2010 3:21pm
 
There's a Facebook website that gives an address to write to to suggest Michael Palin for an OBE. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1335215504#/group.php?gid=24214427232&ref=ts
Maybe it will work, who knows.
 



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