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Ringo gets his star

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

WALK OF FAME

Ringo’s star unveiled on Walk of Fame

 

Ringo Starr honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (AFP: Valerie Macon)

 

A star for former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has been added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. At a ceremony outside the Capitol Records building on Monday night, Starr’s name was unveiled as the 2,401st star on the sidewalk attraction.

 

The Hollywood Walk of Fame also marked its 50th anniversary on Monday.

 

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

 

The Walk of Fame already includes individual stars for the drummer’s former Beatles bandmates John Lennon and George Harrison. The Beatles as a group received a star in 1998. (Austrailian Broadcasting Company)

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Ringo Starr gets a Star

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

WALK OF FAME

A Star for a Starr!

 

 

Ringo Starr to be awarded honor as Hollywood Walk of Fame celebrates its 50th birthday

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WHO:                  RINGO STARR

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler

Guest speakers: TBA

 

WHAT:                2,401st Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

 

WHERE:             1750 N. Vine Street in front of the historic Capitol Records Building

 

WHEN:               Monday, February 8, at 7p.m.

 

SPECIAL NOTE: Members of the Los Angeles Unified School Districts’ All District High School Honor Marching Band will perform a special salute in Ringo Starr’s honor

 

Ringo Starr will be honored with his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 8, 2010, the 50th anniversary to the day on which construction first began on the famed sidewalk.

 

Ringo Starr was born at “a very young age” in Liverpool England on July 7, 1940.

 

“When I was thirteen, I only wanted to be a drummer,” remembers Starr. Four years later at age seventeen, he joined the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Band. In 1959, Starr hooked up with the Raving Texans, which later became Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. In 1962, while playing a summer gig with Storm, Starr was asked to join The Beatles. Worried that he might cost his bandmates the summer gig if he left, Starr delayed his departure until they found a replacement. On August 18, 1962, Ringo Starr officially became a Beatle.

 

In 1971, Starr began his unprecedented run as the first solo Beatle to score seven consecutive Top 10 singles, starting with the release of “It Don’t Come Easy.”  His second hit single, “Back Off Boogaloo,” was written with and inspired by T Rex frontman Marc Bolan. In 1973, Starr released his self-titled smash hit Ringo, which yielded three Top 10 singles, including the #1 hits “Photograph” and “You’re Sixteen (You’re Beautiful And You’re Mine).” Ringo also marked the first time since the breakup that all of The Beatles participated in the same project, though not at the same time.

 

Starr continued to release more hits, including “Only You” and “The No No Song.”  In 1981, he recorded Stop and Smell the Roses, his most critically-acclaimed record since Ringo, while the ‘90s saw him release some of the best records of his career and he also found consistent success as a live act with his revolving All Starr Band.  The touring met with great success and yielded Starr’s first live album, simply titled Ringo and His All Starr Band.

 

“If you look at all the bands I’ve put together, it’s an incredible array of musicians, all these different people,” says Starr. “Everyone has hit records, hit songs. It’s just good music and I’m having a lot of fun and that’s what it’s all about – great music and fun.”

 

On January 12, 2010, Starr released Y NOT (Hip-O/Ume), supported by Ben Harper and Relentless7 for a promotional tour, and simultaneously announced his 11th All Starr Band line up, which he will take on the road this summer.

 

The 11th All Starrs will feature Edgar Winter on sax and keyboards, Gary Wright on keyboards and Gregg Bissonette on drums. New to the All Starrs are Rick Derringer on guitar, Richard Page (Mr. Mister) on bass and Wally Palmar (Romantics) on guitar and harmonica. Booked by Dave Hart, the tour will kick off on June 24, 2010 at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and will include a July 7 (Ringo’s birthday!) show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, ending at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on August 7.

 

Y NOT, Ringo Starr’s 16th studio album, met with immediate acclaim: Billboard called the collection “some of his best and most poignant songs in years,” while Rolling Stone said “Y Not is full of straightforward, sweetly melodic tunes, most of them about Starr’s abiding optimism.”

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Lennon’s Star Okay

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

WALK OF FAME

John Lennon Walk of Fame Star not stolen

 

 

Several media outlets have reported that John Lennon’s Hollywood Walk Of Fame star was stolen. A plastic seal was recently found covering Lennon’s star and created panic amongst the media and fans. The plastic was actually set up to cover the star, which was being relocated. Ana Martinez of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, also known as wofstargirl on Twitter, confirmed that Lennon’s star was not stolen, but moved so that all the Beatles will be together some day.

 

“Yes, as a gift to fans, we moved John Lennon’s star next to George Harrison’s and Ringo’s will be there soon 2,” she wrote on Twitter yesterday. “Just waiting for Paul now!”

 

Lennon’s star has been moved next to George Harrison’s star, which is near the Capitol Tower, in hopes that someday all the Beatles individual stars will be all together. Ringo Starr’s Walk of Fame star, which will be dedicated at the 50th Anniversary of the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 8, 2010, will mean that all of the Beatles – except for Paul McCartney – will have their own stars. McCartney’s star will also be located in that same area when his star is finally dedicated. But he hasn’t set up a date for a star ceremony, though he has been approached about it.

 

There are no plans to move the star for the Beatles as a group, which is located on Hollywood Blvd.

SOURCE:  RockStar Weekly

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Walk of Fame Honorees for 2010

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

WALK OF FAME

Russell Crowe on Hollywood Walk of Fame

 

Russell Crowe

  Russell Crowe has earned a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. 

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has revealed its honorees for 2010 and Russell Crowe’s name was on a list of 28 entertainers.

 

A date for the New Zealand-born Oscar winner’s ceremony, where a star will be placed on Hollywood Boulevard, is yet to be scheduled, but it will occur during 2010.

 

Other celebrities set to cement a place in Hollywood history in 2010 are director James Cameron, actors John Cusack, Colin Firth, Adam Sandler, Emma Thompson and Mark Wahlberg, and musicians Bryan Adams, The Funk Brothers, Chaka Khan, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, the band ZZ Top and Roy Orbison.

 

The Chamber of Commerce selected just 28 names from more than 200 nominations.

 

Australians who recently received the honour include Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett.

 

Earlier this year Hugh Jackman received another honour, leaving his hand prints in wet concrete outside Hollywood’s Grauman Chinese Theatre.

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