Sir Paul McCartney is the last solo Beatle to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The singer celebrated receiving the 2,460th star outside the Capitol Records building on Vine Street, where he was rehearsing for a free live iTunes performance of his new album “Kisses on the Bottom”.
Elvis Costello, Neil Young, and McCartney’s wife Nancy Shevell joined Paul along with hundreds of fans for the brief ceremony.
McCartney explained that drummer Ringo Starr was unable to attend because he is “under the weather” but remains a good friend.
McCartney’s star is 19 years in the making. He was first selected for the honor in 1993 but hadn’t set a date for the unveiling until today.
This is a busy week for the singer with the unveiling of his star, release of his new album, and he is set to perform at the Grammy Awards on Sunday.
“Way back in history, in Liverpool when we were kids and we were listening to Buddy Holly and all the rock ‘n’ roll greats, I would have never thought that the day would come when I’d be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” McCartney said.
“That was like an impossible thing to happen. But here we are today, and it’s happening. But I couldn’t have done it without, certainly, three boys—so I want to say thanks to those guys, John, George and Ringo…I couldn’t have done it without them, so I want to thank those guys and bless them for being in my life.”
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