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A Star for Starr- Ringo Starr Celebrated For The 50th Anniversary of the Hollywood Walk of Fame- Additional Tour Dates Announced

posted Feb 9, 2010, 3:40 PM by Vu Nguyen
From beautifuldaymedia.com
LAST NIGHT, AT THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
"A STAR FOR A STARR" WAS UNVEILED

 RINGO STARR'S NAME CEMENTED A LITTLE PEACE AND A LOT OF LOVE INTO THE
LEGENDARY WALK OF FAME



photo credit: Rob Shanahan
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 Beatle's George Harrison and John Lennon as well as dear friend Roy Orbison (whose star was celebrated just last week, with Ringo adding "Roy was the hardest act the Beatles ever had to follow").     The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a special evening event, and it was a 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, musician, friend and former producer Don Was and Ringo's most recent band mate and friend Ben Harper, who just completed a promotional tour to support Ringo's current CD Y NOT.  In his acceptance speech, Ringo said of his inductors, "I like to spend as much time as I can with great human beings, and the three guys that got up tonight are at the top of my list." The love was palpable, emulating from the heartfelt eloquent and often funny speeches from Ringo's friends and the crowd who could not contain their enthusiasm and shouted "Peace and Love!" and "We Love You Ringo!!" throughout the 40 minute plus ceremony.  One voice from the crowd reached Ringo and he said into the microphone, with his typical wit,  "in case you didn't hear her she said I look fantastic!"

Sitting to the right of the stage was Ringo's family, including his wife, Barbara Bach Starkey, and Ringo thanked her from the podium adding  "30 years we have been together, she is a beautiful human being with a beautiful heart and that's who I fell in love with...I love you Barbara." Ringo also acknowledged The Beatles, and Paul, who was in England and couldn't attend, saying, "I still think we were the best band in the land."  Sitting next to Barbara was her sister Marjorie Bach Walsh, and friends Barbara Orbison and son Roy Jr, Olivia Harrison, David Lynch, Benmont Tench, Jeff Lynne, Noah Wylie, All Starr's Edgar Winter and wife Monique, Gary Wright and his wife Rose, Sheila E, Jim Keltner and many more friends and family. Even
Mayor Villarigosa, who was scheduled to be at another simultaneous event, meant to just drop by but wound up staying for the duration. It was a love and star filled night for Ringo Starr, who concluded his speech with an exuberant trademark "Peace and Love!"

The entire Ringo Starr Hollywood Star event could be seen on a live webcast, produced by SyncLive, which brought the event to online viewers around the world, and can still be seen in encore broadcasts at ringostarr.com, thebeatles.com, beatlesrockband.com, AOL Music, moderndrummer.com, and several other sites.  

Ringo Starr and the All Starrs on tour:
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 on bass (Mr. Mister) and Wally Palmar on Guitar and Harmonica  (Romantics). Booked by Dave Hart, the tour will kick off this June 24, 2010 at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls Canada, 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.

RINGO STARR AND THE ALL STARRS TOUR DATES- 2010

June:  
24-25 Niagara Falls ONT Fallsview Casino
26 Bethel NY Bethel Woods Center
27 Uncasville CN Mohegan Sun Arena
29 Boston MA Bank Of America Pavilion
30 Westbury NY Westbury Theatre

July:
2 State Theatre Easton PA
3Atlantic City NY Caesar's Circus Maximus 
5New Brunswick NJ State Theater
6 Lancaster PA American Theater
7 New York NY Radio City Music Hall
10 Atlanta Ga Chastain Park
11 Durham NC Durham Performing Arts Center 
13 Clearwater Fl Ruth Eckerd Hall
15 Hollywood Fl Hard Rock Arena
17 Saint Augustine FL St Augustine Amphitheatre 
20 Cleveland OH City Lights Pavilion
21 Canandaigua NY Sands PAC  
23 Windsor ONT Caesars
24 Hammond IN Horseshoe Casino
25 Prior Lake MN Mystic Lake Casino
28 Calgary ALB Jubilee Theater
30 Spokane WA Northern Quest Casino
31 Woodinville Wa Chateau St Michelle

August:
5 Rancho Mirage CA Agua Caliente Casino
6 San Diego CA Humphrey's
7 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
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