Tuesday, February 09, 2010

A Star for Starr

Photo credit: Rob Shanahan
Ringo Starr, center, is seen with (left to right) Ben Harper, Don Was and Joe Walsh, and Starr's wife Barbara Bach, after he received the 2,401st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Monday, Feb. 8, 2010.
It's about time is what I say! Ringo Starr finally gets his world famous name cemented into Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here, in part, is the media release that went out earlier today:
The event, watched by thousands of fans, took place in front of Capitol Records at 1750 Vine in Hollywood, where Ringo's star - the 2401st on the walk - was placed in line with fellow Beatles George Harrison and John Lennon, as well as dear friend Roy Orbison. In fact, Roy Orbison's star was celebrated just last week. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a special evening event, and it was full-on Hollywood style celebration, closing off Hollywood and Vine and using search lights to emblazon the night sky. Ringo applauded the change, encouraging the Chamber to continue these in the evening, "I don't know how it is where you come from," he said, "but where I live, the stars come out at night." Leron Gubler, CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, welcomed everyone. On hand to induct Ringo was fellow "mocker" and now brother-in-law Joe Walsh, as well as Don Was and Ben Harper. On hand were Ringo's wife Barbara Bach Starkey, Barbara Orbison and son Roy Jr., Olivia Harrison, David Lynch, Benmont Tench, Jeff Lynne, Gary Wright and others.
Ringo Starr and the All Starrs will tour throughout June, July and early August of 2010. They conclude their tour with a concert at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Aug. 7, 2010.
For more information, visit http://www.ringostarr.com/.

1 comment:

tanja said...

bThank you for your mention of Roy Orbison's star (in the Ringo write up) and Barbara Orbison and Roy Jr attending. Would love to send you a Roy Orbison package as a thank you. Please email me your address. Tanja@orbison.com