PETER BLAKE KNIGHTED
artist "thrilled" to receive honour
although he struggled to keep it a secret
Peter Blake - an unobtrusive
supporter of local causes
artist, who will be celebrating his 70th birthday
next week, said he was "thrilled"
with his knighthood. He recieved the honour
at the same time as Mick Jagger. They both
hail from Dartford and at one point lived 50
yeards away from each other.
painter and collage creator is most famous
image for the iconic cover of The Beatles 1967
album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,
featuring the band in brightly coloured military
uniforms, surrounded by their heroes.
is also well known in Chiswick for his support
of various local causes including the Hogarth
statue appeal and the Artists in the Pavilion
project which raised money for Duke's Meadows
had originally heard about the honour five
weeks ago but struggled to keep it a secret.
He confessed to getting so drunk at Paul McCartney's
wedding that he told the groom of the award
but swore him to secrecy.
celebrated the announcement of his award by
attending "Green Days" on Acton Green
- the first day of the Bedford Park Festival.
Nunn, another regular on Chiswick High Road,
also received a knighthood.
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