The Big Picture: Ringo Starr's French honour

Ringo Starr is appointed a Commander of France's Order of Arts and Letters

Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has been appointed a Commander of France's Order of Arts and Letters. He was presented with the top arts honour by France's ambassador Hughes Moret on Tuesday during a ceremony at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco. Outside he posed in front of a 1964 yellow submarine. Meanwhile inside two of Starr's own paintings were being showcased as part of the museum's exhibition on famous people's hidden passion for art - which also features work by Sir Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan. "I'm a drummer, but I can do other things," quipped Starr. "Like painting, living, breathing."

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