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Berklee honors Willie Nelson, Carole King, Annie Lennox

When Willie Nelson heard the Berklee College of Music was making him a doctor, “I was going to ask them if I could write my own medication,” he says with a chuckle. “Probably not, but it doesn’t hurt to ask.”

The country music titan is one of three artists upon whom Berklee is conferring honorary doctor of music degrees during its commencement ceremony Saturday at Agganis Arena. Legendary singer and songwriter Carole King and Grammy-winning multiplatinum pop-soul powerhouse and former Eurythmic Annie Lennox were set to join Nelson onstage.

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