British pop veteran Dusty Springfield, whose hits have included "I Only Want to
Be With You," "Wishin' and Hopin' " and "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" -- a
collaboration with synth-poppers the Pet Shop Boys -- has been honored with
the Order of the British Empire medal, according to CNN. Among the other honorees
announced New Year's Day were showy Vegas crooner Tom Jones and '70s
rocker David Essex ("Rock On"), who was saluted for his charitable work.