Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Ma’am? Rod Stewart knighted by queen

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London (AP) — Some guys have all the luck.

Rocker Rod Stewart has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in her annual Birthday Honors List, which also included recognition for astronaut Tim Peake and “Downton Abbey” star Penelope Wilton.

Singer Rod Stewart is shown in this Nov. 28, 2015 file photo. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Singer Rod Stewart is shown in this Nov. 28, 2015 file photo. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Stewart, the raspy-voiced singer of “Maggie May,” ‘’Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” and “Some Guys have All the Luck,” was honored “for services to music and charity.”  The 71-year-old will be able to call himself Sir Roderick David Stewart.

Britain’s honors are bestowed by the monarch at New Year and on her official birthday in June.  Recipients this month also included 99-year-old singer Vera Lynn, who raised British spirits during World War II with songs including “The White Cliffs of Dover” and “We’ll Meet Again.”  She was made a Companion of Honor, an award limited to 65 people “of distinction.”