Irish activist Bono, who leads a little known band named U2, has been presented with an honorary knighthood for his humanitarian efforts. Bono is shown here in a US State Department photo just before he asks Secretary Rice for money, influence or both.

Bono has traveled the globe and often speaks of reallocating wealth, as well as the responsibility of richer nations to assist poorer nations. Because he is not a citizen of a country ruled by the Queen, Bono’s knighthood is honorary, and he will not be referred to as “Sir” as Paul McCartney and Elton John are.

The members of U2 admitted in 2006 that Bono’s constant fundraising and humanitarian efforts had sometimes placed a strain on the band and its recording and concert activities.

Spinning In The CD Player
The smooth sound of Luther Vandross singing Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. You too, Luther. We miss you.