Photo: Kirsten ShultzCarole King and ex-Eurythmics frontwoman Annie Lennox are going back to school...but there are no tests involved.
The two legendary pop vocalists will each receive an honorary doctor of music degrees from Boston's Berklee College of Music during the school's commencement ceremony on May 11. Lennox also will serve as commencement speaker, addressing 900 Berklee graduates, parents and invited guests.
King and Lennox, along with country music icon Willie Nelson, are being recognized with degrees this year for their achievements and influence on music. The students will then pay tribute to all three artists by performing their music.
Past recipients of Berklee honorary degrees include The Eagles, Aretha Franklin, Steven Tyler, Gloria Estefan, Phil Collins, Smokey Robinson and U2's The Edge. Famous musicians who attended the school include Quincy Jones, Steely Dan's Donald Fagen, Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer of Aerosmith, John Mayer, Melissa Etheridge, Bruce Hornsby and many more.
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