Ringo Gets His Starr
Last week, Ringo Starr became the 2401st to get his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, outside the famed Capitol Building at 1750 N. Vine Street, the building “he helped pay for” barked Ringo at the unveiling.
Ringo was flanked by his wife of 30-years, actress and former "Bond Girl" Barbara Bach, plus a dozen or so friends and family, along with nearly 1000 onlookers and fans. One of those who spoke at Ringo’s ceremony, was recent brother-in-law and longtime friend, Joe Walsh, who called Ringo “The Greatest” and said he truly deserved to have a star with one “R” on the walk.
Ringo spoke at the ceremony as well. “You know "The Beatles" in my mind are one of the best bands in the world. And you know, I'm an only child and I joined this band and I have three brothers and they looked out for me and I looked out for them and we all supported each other and it was really beautiful to be part of that. And besides that, we made some great records.”
The Walk of Fame is one of southern California's top tourist attractions - drawing an estimated 15-million visitors each year. Last year, George Harrison was awarded his star and reports say that Paul’s is in the works, too.