Paul McCartney after 20 years since being nominated for a star on the Hollywood Walk of FameÂ has finally received his star in a ceremony Thursday afternoon. The legendary Beatle received his star on the same day that the lads from Liverpool first made their US appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show 48-years ago on February 9, 1964 and his new album, “Kisses on the Bottom” released this past Tuesday.
McCartney star is in front of the Capitol Records building on Vine in Hollywood next to his fellow bandmates Ringo Starr, George Harrison and John Lennon. McCartney said, “I couldn’t have done it without a certain three boys, so I want to say thanks to those guys, John, George and Ringo.”
Ringo Starr was unable to make the ceremony today due to illness but legendary musician Neil Young was on hand to honor McCartney. Young said about McCartney that he was at the top of his game in front of the thousands of fans young and old in attendance.
McCartney said to end the ceremony, “”Thanks to all of you, to all the fans around the world, I’d like to send you hugs and kisses on the bottom.” A play on words to refer to his new album, “Kisses on the Bottom”.
On Friday, February 10 McCartney will be honored at a special ceremony in Downtown Los Angeles by the Recording Academy’s Musicares charity as the person of the year. He will also be performing on this Sundays Grammy show that will be aired on CBS.
The Beatles as a band received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998. John Lennon received his star shortly after his death in 1980 and George Harrison in 2001. Ringo Starr received his star in 2010.