The Eagles have been awarded honorary doctorates of music by the Berklee School of Music. The ceremony, held in Boston on Saturday May 12, also saw Alison Krauss and Ethiopian musician Malatu Astatke honoured. Previously, Berklee, the largest independent college of contemporary music in the world, has awarded honorary doctorates of music to David Bowie, BB King, Aretha Franklin and Quincy Jones among other.

The Eagles have been awarded honorary doctorates of music by the Berklee School of Music.

The ceremony, held in Boston on Saturday May 12, also saw Alison Krauss and Ethiopian musician Malatu Astatke honoured.

Previously, Berklee, the largest independent college of contemporary music in the world, has awarded honorary doctorates of music to David Bowie, BB King, Aretha Franklin and Quincy Jones among other.

More than 900 students from 58 countries graduated from Berklee this year. On Friday night, the Eagles attended a concert given by the students. Speaking at the ceremony, Don Henley said, “Sometimes I worry about the future of music and culture. But, after what we all witnessed here last night, I have renewed hope and faith in the future of music. It was truly inspiring.”