Paul McCartney to get Kennedy Center honour at the White House in Washington in December

He will be honoured alongside chat show host Oprah Winfrey, choreographer Bill T Jones, composer Jerry Herman and country star Merle Haggard.

They will receive medallions at a state dinner on 4 December before appearing at a gala the next day.

The Kennedy Center for performing arts annually honours arts figures for their contribution to US culture.

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