Top French honour for 'Commandeur' Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones is set to become a 'Commandeur' of the Order of Arts & Letters by the French Ministry of Culture.

Quincy Jones is set to become a 'Commandeur' of the Order of Arts & Letters by the French Ministry of Culture.

Speaking about this bestowment he said, “France has always felt like a second home to me, and it touches me beyond words to know that the people of France and the French Ministry of Culture believe that I have in some way left an impression by contributing to France's deeply rich cultural legacy. I accept this distinction with a great deal of appreciation and respect, and I am proud to be mentioned in the illustrious company of my fellow artist who carry this title.”

Ringo Starr, Bono, Patti Smith, David Bowie and Bob Dylan have all previously received this award as well as ‘Officers’ Elton John and Van Morrison.

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