Would John have been knighted?

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Re: Would John have been knighted?

Postby edrebber » Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:49 pm

A knighthood wouldn't be given to a known heroin addict.
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Re: Would John have been knighted?

Postby RickStark79 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:28 am

edrebber wrote:A knighthood wouldn't be given to a known heroin addict.


Why not? It went to a known cokehead!
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Re: Would John have been knighted?

Postby tristanjblythe » Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:06 am

I think the answer is no. John would never have accepted one - he was even against the Beatles performing at the Royal Variety performance and had to be talked into it (like the MBEs).

Its not (to me anyway) a question of chip on his shoulder against authority/establishment but whether or not he agreed with the concept of a Royal family/honours system - which from my reading of his views on the matter he definitely did not.

Yes the PM decides who gets it but it is done in the name of the Queen (Royal prerogative powers) so as I say I think the answer is no - even though Paul did get one. I mean Keith Richards as openly criticised Mick Jagger for taken one and they are still in a band together!
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Re: Would John have been knighted?

Postby Harrythebannister » Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:42 pm

In short....Nope!!
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Re: Would John have been knighted?

Postby linclink » Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:13 pm

Only after he'd been morninged and afternooned of course...& I think he would have prefered to have been eveninged, as opposed to "Knighted"/"nighted". Blessings
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Re: Would John have been knighted?

Postby Harrythebannister » Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:48 pm

linclink wrote:Only after he'd been morninged and afternooned of course...& I think he would have prefered to have been eveninged, as opposed to "Knighted"/"nighted". Blessings


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Re: Would John have been knighted?

Postby JumpinJoe49 » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:31 pm

I will say yes...............Bad things can be forgiven. I would just like to think that it could of happened.....

God bless John....and God bless the BEATLES.................
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Re: Would John have been knighted?

Postby Mark Rink » Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:48 pm

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Re: Would John have been knighted?

Postby mclarke825 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:51 am

I don't know if he would have been offered it after returning his MBE, but even if he was I doubt he'd accept it. He didn't go in for that stuff. If he did allow himself to get talked into it, he would have made light of it. "Hey, I'm a knight! But me armour's a little rusty! Fetch the oil can, Mother!" That stuff didn't seem to mean much to him.
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Re: Would John have been knighted?

Postby Ringo_Marr » Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:25 am

Not a chance. And he wouldn't have wanted the "honor" anyway...in fact I can hear him giving Paul hell for being knighted.
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