Today's Top 10... Knighted Singers

1 Cliff Richard:

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The first rocker to receive a knighthood in 1995 - he even sang at a rain-soaked Wimbledon.

2 Tom Jones: The coal miner's son from the Welsh valleys was given his knighthood in 2006.

3 Bob Geldof: The Irishman and frontman of the Boomtown Rats was given his gong for the Live Aid concerts.

4 Bono: An honorary knighthood went to the Irish lead singer of Bono for humanitarian work.

5 Elton John: He received his knighthood the year after singing at Princess Diana's funeral.

6 Mick Jagger: The bad boy of rock surprised a lot of people by accepting the award in 2003.

7 Paul McCartney: Paul was the only one of the four Beatles to receive a knighthood.

8 Harry Secombe: The rotund Goon Show member joked he should be called Sir Cumference.

9 Harry Lauder: Scottish singer and music-hall entertainer was the first singer to be knighted.

10 Noel Coward: Flamboyant English singer and playwright was knighted in 1969.

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