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Ringo Starr receives star on Walk of Fame

February 8, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A star for former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has been added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Ringo Starr now has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. You'll find it just outside the famous Capitol Records building.

"You know, I want to thank Capitol Records," said Starr. "It's nice to look at a building you helped pay for."

Ringo, of course, is best known as being one of the Beatles. The lads from Liverpool came to America in the 1960s and quickly became superstars.

"You know, the Beatles, in my book was the best band in the world," said Starr.

Those by Starr's side for the unveiling included actress-wife Barbara Bach, musicians Joe Walsh and Ben Harper, producer Don Was, director David Lynch and actor Noah Wyle.

"He was a little kid with a very big dream, and a pretty big nose," said Walsh.

"What I hear in his drumming is humility," said Was. "I hear respect for the song. I hear respect for the singer. I hear awareness and compassion for what the other musicians are doing."

"Ringo Starr is simply another way of saying peace and love," said Harper.

And fans loved being a part of this event. Shirley Berkovits arrived very early for a good spot.

"I've been here since seven in the morning," said Berkovits.

"My dad was the one who first taught me about Ringo Starr and he actually died two years ago," said Marissa McConnell, a fan. "This was the one thing that was our biggest bond. So it was huge for me to be here."

Now, the only Beatle who doesn't have a star yet is Paul McCartney.

"He's been approved for years. We actually have spoken with him," said Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president Leron Gubler. "He's agreed to do it. We're just waiting for him to tell us when."

The Hollywood Walk of Fame attracts an estimated 10 million visitors annually to the 18-block stretch lining Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.