Sir Brian May – Queen guitarist knighted for services to music and charity

Sir Brian May has said he feels a renewed responsibility to “behave in a way which benefits the country and the rest of the population” after being given a knighthood in the New Year Honours. As the virtuoso guitarist in rock band Queen, the 75-year-old is responsible for some of the biggest riffs in popular music, from the solo on Don’t Stop Me Now to the melodic strums of Somebody To Love. The musician, astrophysicist and animal welfare advocate is being recognised for his services to music and charity.