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Paul McCartney gets his star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Paul McCartney gestures to the media following the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, Feb. 9 in Hollywood, Calif.

Sir Paul McCartney already has a few honors to his name (if the "Sir" wasn't indication enough), but he claimed one more Thursday when he became the final Beatle to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The rock icon, 69, met with fans, friends, including rocker Neil Young, and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce CEO Leron Gubler outside the Capitol Records building to receive the star, for which he was first nominated in 1993. His plaque joins those of bandmates John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr – as well as one for the Beatles as a whole – on the legendary sidewalk.

This week is a historic one for McCartney in other ways: it marks the anniversary of the Beatles' famous 1964 performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," which kicked off Beatlemania and the British Invasion, as well as the release of his album of standards, "Kisses on the Bottom." He will also perform during the Grammy Awards this Sunday.

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