Sir Paul McCartney has been honoured with his own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
Paul had previously been acknowledged with a star for The Beatles back in 1998. He was the last Beatle to receive his own star. “I couldn’t have done it without three boys so I would like to say thanks to those guys, John, George and Ringo,” he told the crowd.
Paul’s star was placed at 1750 Vine St outside Capitol Records near the stars of John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
Ringo was meant to make the speech for Paul but was unable to attend because he was ill. Neil Young filled in for Ringo telling the crowd Paul was “at the top of his game.”
Paul then had a few words. “I want to thank my family without whom I couldn’t have done it. I have two family members here today, my lovely wife Nancy and lovely son James”.
He also recalled his pre-fame days back in England. “In Liverpool, when we were kids and listening to Buddy Holly and all the other rock and roll greats, I would have never thought the day would come when I’d be getting a star on the Walk of Fame. I thought it was an impossible thing to happen. But here we are today,” he said.
Sir Paul concluded with a plug for his new album. “I’d like to send you all hugs and kisses on the bottom”.