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Annie Lennox & Carole King to Receive Honorary Degrees from Boston's Berklee College of Music

Image courtesy of Facebook.com/AnnieLennox (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Facebook.com/AnnieLennox (via ABC News Radio)

Annie Lennox and Carole King 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.  Annie will also serve as commencement speaker, addressing 900 Berklee graduates, parents and invited guests.

Annie and Carole, 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 Aretha Franklin , Steven Tyler , Gloria Estefan , Phil Collins , Smokey Robinson and U2 's The Edge .   Famous musicians who attended the school include John Maye r, Melissa Etheridge , Bruce Hornsby , Quincy Jones and Steely Dan 's Donald Fagen , Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer of Aerosmith and many more.

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