A Star For Starr

Ringo Starr joined the ranks of entertainment’s elite last night, as the former Beatle received his very own star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

He joins former Beatles comrades John Lennon and George Harrison who received stars posthumously.

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Ringo Starr pretends to wipe a tear as fellow musician Joe Walsh gives him a testimonial.

The honor was the second Walk of Fame star for Starr. The drummer shared the honor with his Beatle mates when the band was honored in 1998.

And he had a little help from his friends as wife Barbara Bach and musicians Joe Walsh, Ben Harper and record producer Don Was attended the ceremony. Other notables included director David Lynch and actor Noah Wyle.

Last night’s unveiling also marked the 50th anniversary of the Walk of Fame with Starr receiving star No. 2,401.

“This is the start of the next 50 years of stars,” Starr said outside the Capitol Records building. “I’m proud to be the first one.”

Starr is in good company. Other musicians who have received stars include Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, The Beach Boys and Chuck Berry.

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During a ceremony to award him the 2,401st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“It’s cool to get one at night,” Starr said. “I don’t know about you, but where I live, the stars come out at night.”