Ringo Starr, Hugh Laurie and Barry Gibb to be honored by Queen Elizabeth II

Barry Gibb and Hugh Laurie will also be honored by the queen.

"This is a moment in life to be treasured and never forgotten," Gibb, who was previously made a commander of the Order of the British Empire, said. "I want to acknowledge how responsible my brothers are for this honor. It is as much theirs as it is mine."

Others who will be knighted next year: "War Horse" author Michael Morpurgo, former "Voice" contestant and British actor Matt Henry, and playwright Peter Nichols.