Sir Paul McCartney to unveil Hollywood Walk of Fame star
Sir Paul McCartney is to unveil his star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on Thursday 9th February 2012.
McCartney, 69, is the last of The Beatles to get his solo star. He will be unveiling his star on the famous pavement on Vine Street, in front of the Capital Records Building in Los Angeles, the home of The Beatles career. Capitol Records is also where Paul recorded his latest album, ‘Kisses on the Bottom’.
Speaking of his time at the studio, he recently said:
“We were in Capitol studios, the iconic studio where Nat King Cole, Sinatra, Dean Martin, all these guys recorded and it felt a little bit intimidating because I had no idea what the record would sound like, we chose the songs, and then started working it out, and we did it very organically.”
The music legend’s star will be alongside those of band mates John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison.
John Lennon received his star on September 30th 1988, more than seven years after his death in 1980, at age 40. George Harrison also received his star seven years after his death, on April 14th 2009. Ringo Starr received his star on February 8th 2010. The Beatles as a group were awarded their star on December 25th 1998.
While McCartney was initially awarded his star more than 10 years ago, a formal presentation ceremony could not be scheduled until now. As is traditional with the unveiling of all stars on the Walk of Fame, guest speakers are expected to pay tribute to the ‘Hey Jude’ singer as he unveils the tribute.
On the following day, McCartney will be honoured again as the MusiCares Person of the Year, with a gala night which will include a dinner, silent auction and a concert.
Performers will include Tony Bennett, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry and even McCartney himself will be making an appearance on stage at the end of the evening.