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"It's been a long journey, but I've enjoyed every minute of it, bringing the blues to so many enthusiastic audiences around the world," said the 81-year-old musician.

President George Bush also named "Buck" O'Neil, the grandson of a slave who became Major League Baseball's first black coach, historian and author David McCullough and ex-Soviet dissident and human rights activist Natan Sharansky for the US' highest civilian honor.

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