Gee Robin Gibb has been given a "rock and roll" diploma by Sir
Paul McCartney at the former Beatle's fame school in Liverpool.
Gibb received an honorary companionship - the equivalent of an
honorary degree - from the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (Lipa)
Sir Paul opened Lipa in the grounds of his old school in 1996.
Manchester-raised Gibb formed the band with his brothers and has sold
64 million albums to date.
Songwriter Guy Chambers, Ash frontman Tim Wheeler and actor Alec
McCowen also received companionships.
Mark Featherstone-Witty, Lipa's founding principal and chief
executive, said: "Around 30 successful showbusiness people have
shared their lives and skills with students this year from Dawn French
to Richard Wilson.
"We would want to honour them all, but the degree ceremony can
really only cope with four."