Bee Gees' Barry Gibbs says his knighthood would have happened without his brothers.
The last surviving member of the band paid tribute to his brother Maurice and twin Robin as he received his knighthood at Buckingham Palace.
"If it was not for my brothers, I would not be here," Sir Barry told the BBC.
"If I had spent my whole life writing songs on my own, it would have meant something else altogether. I hope and pray they are aware of what's happened."
The 71-year-old was knighted by Prince Charles, honoured for his services to music and charity.
Sir Barry called his new title "a bit surreal", and will need some time to get used to being referred to as a 'Sir'.
"It is a high award that your culture can give you and that is something I am enormously proud of."