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Paul McCartney nominated for legion of honor

Paul McCartney performs at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. Getty Images

(CBS/AP) Former Beatle Paul McCartney been nominated for the legion of honor for services to music, according to France's Elysee Palace.

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On Tuesday, a presidential spokesman said that the 70-year-old McCartney will be decorated at the rank of officer by French President Francois Hollande in a ceremony Saturday in Paris.

 Barbra Streisand and Liza Minnelli were similarly honored by former President Nicolas Sarkozy.

McCartney - often referred to as "Sir Paul" or "Macca" in his native Britain - has already received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II, who watched him perform at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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