Chance Meeting: today Her Maj presents Roxy Music’s frontman Bryan Ferry with his CBE for services to music over 40 years. Photograph by Anthony Devlin/PA
➢ Today’s ceremony reported at Daily Mail online:
“ BRYAN FERRY WAS WATCHED PROUDLY by his four sons as he was honoured with a CBE at Buckingham Palace today. But some could be forgiven for wondering if the Queen knew about some of the Ferry boys’ past bad behaviour as they joined their father during his investiture ceremony.
While the four brothers — Merlin, 20, Isaac, 27, Otis, 29 and Tara, 21 — looked undoubtedly smart in their suits, three of them are no strangers to controversy, with one receiving a conviction for drink driving… ” / continued online
Ferry in Mail video: “ The Queen said, Music is important.
I said, I couldn’t agree more ”
➢ The Olympia tour arrives in London at the Shepherds Bush Empire on Dec 14–15
➢ Roxy Music discography at Billboard
➢ Does the miner’s son feel at home in the elite circles in which he moves? — Telegraph interview by Neil McCormick
➢ ‘Sinatra of rock’ — Ferry’s first American tour in nearly a decade reviewed last month
Ready to meet the Queen: Bryan Ferry is joined by his sons (L-R) Merlin, Isaac, Otis and Tara at Buckingham Palace (PA)