McCartney Receives Star Alongside Fellow Beatles

McCartney Receives Star Alongside Fellow Beatles

It's been a long time coming for 69-year-old Sir Paul McCartney, and on Thursday afternoon in sunny Los Angeles, CA, the music legend was finally immortalized in cement on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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An impressive crowd gathered before the famed historic Capitol Records building to witness the former Beatle receive his honor. Sporting a rock-star leather jacket and hip shades, McCartney accepted the star with his son James and wife Nancy Shevell, which sits firmly alongside the plaques of his fellow Beatles, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and John Lennon.

"I'm a star on the pavement," he exclaimed, telling ET the ceremonious honor made him feel "beautiful."

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Neil Young gave McCartney a stirring introduction, while Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, Herbie Hancock and Traveling Wilburys member Jeff Lynne stuck to the sidelines, watching with pride.

This week marks the 48th anniversary of the Beatles' 1964 performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, which helped to propel the group to enormous fame in America and around the world.

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Kisses On The Bottom, McCartney's newest release is available now. The collection boasts Paul's take on a handful of standards as well as two new compositions My Valentine and Only Our Hearts.