One of the best days of my life was when I got to present Mavis Staples with her honorary doctorate degree in music at Columbia College Chicago. It was obvious that it meant so much to Mavis. It’s quite an honor to an artist. Dr. Buddy Guy was honored a few years ago by Columbia as well So well deserved. So I thought I’d do some checking to see who would be honored this year.
The Berklee College of Music always picks good ones. This year it will be doctor for Annie Lennox, Carole King, and Willie Nelson. They will be wearing caps and gowns this weekend.
Annie Lennox is teacher’s pet this year because she’s getting an honorary degree at Williams College as well.
Julliard is giving an honorary doctorate to the great jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins. Good call.
And hats off, I mean caps off again to Dr…
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