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Eagles Awarded Honorary Degree

Monday, April 2nd 2012 10:00

The band given prestigious honour at US university

The band are to receive honorary degrees from Boston's Berklee College of Music.

The US music school, based in Boston, Massachusetts, has awarded honorary doctorates to influential musical figures for over 40 years, with past recipients including Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, David Bowie and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler.

This year's honourees are the Hotel California stars, as well as bluegrass singer Alison Krauss and Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astatke.

They will receive their degrees at a ceremony on 12 May at Boston University’s Agganis Arena.

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