Congratulations Commander Daltrey!

Brian Cady brianinatlanta2001 at
Thu Dec 30 21:32:47 CST 2004

>From the Independent at:

Who's Who: Rocker Daltrey 'thrilled' with CBE award
By Arifa Akbar
31 December 2004

The rock legend, Roger Daltrey, 60, lead vocalist of
The Who, was created a CBE for his services to music.
He said: "I am so pleased. It is really great to be
honoured by my country."

Pete Waterman, the British record producer, songwriter
and television presenter, was raised to the OBE for
his uncanny ability to create a chart hit. He is said
to have been behind more Number 1s than the Beatles
and Elvis Presley. Meanwhile, Dr Fanny Waterman,
artistic director of the highly respected Leeds
International Pianoforte Competition, was also
rewarded with the OBE for services to music.

Actress Anna Massey said she was "absolutely thrilled"
to become a CBE for her services to drama. Massey, 67,
has won a string of awards for her stage and
television work, including her performance as a lonely
spinster in the 1986 television version of Hotel du
Lac, which earned her a Bafta.

"I am absolutely thrilled to receive this. It was a
lovely surprise to have my name put forward," she

The OBE was conferred on the actor Tom Wilkinson, who
featured in The Full Monty. He followed that up with a
number of successes, including In The Bedroom, for
which he received an Academy Award nomination.

Ray Cooney, who began his career as a boy actor and
developed into a prolific writer of West End comedies
and farces, was rewarded with the OBE. His works
include Chase Me Comrade, Run For Your Wife and Funny
Money. The OBE was also conferred on John Sullivan,
the television scriptwriter whose successes include
Only Fools And Horses, Citizen Smith, Heartburn Hotel
and Micawber.

The playwright Alan Plater, who became CBE, has
written for radio, television and the theatre. He has
contributed to series such as Z Cars and The
Beiderbecke Affair, and his dramatisations include The
Barchester Chronicles. The illustrator Quentin Blake,
whose quirky work has added to Roald Dahl's books, was
rewarded with the OBE for services to children's

Eric Sykes, one of the best-loved comic actors of his
generation, was among a raft of television and film
celebrities to be included on the Honours List. Sykes,
81, who becomes a CBE, emerged as a household figure
in the 1950s on radio, but he is best remembered for
the television sitcom Sykes, co-starring Hattie
Jacques, which became the longest-running programme of
its type.

Another master of television sitcom, Geoffrey Palmer,
was raised to the OBE. He came to fame for his roles
in The Fall And Rise of Reginald Perrin and

Among other media figures recognised for their work
was the journalist, Alan Whicker, created CBE. Peter
Florence, who co-founded the annual Hay Festival,
becomes an MBE, and Yinka Shonibare, the artist
nominated for the Turner Prize, was granted the same

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