Beatles icon Ringo Starr has been feted with France’s highest honor in recognition of his lengthy career.
The “Yellow Submarine” hitmaker was made a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) in a ceremony held in Monaco on Tuesday.
The drummer was handed the award by France’s ambassador to Monaco, Hugues Moret.
Speaking about his achievements, Starr quipped, “I’m a drummer, but I can do other things. Like painting, living, breathing.”
The rocker is in good company as the latest recipient of the medal – previous honorees include Sir Sean Connery, Bono and David Bowie.