Ringo Starr was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday (08.02.10).

The Beatles drummer unveiled the award on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the pavement bearing the names of showbiz personalities.

Ringo's was the 2,401st to be unveiled on the Walk of Fame.

Speaking outside the Capitol Records building, Ringo said: "This is the start of the next 50 years of stars. I'm proud to be the first one."

The unveiling of the star was also the first in the walk's history to have been performed at night.

Ringo quipped: "It's cool to get one at night. I don't know about you, but where I live, the stars come out at night."

Film director David Lynch, comedian Eric Idle and Ringo's wife Barbara Bach - along with around 500 fans - watched as the 'Yellow Submarine' singer's star was uncovered.

The Beatles as a group were given a star on the walk in 1998, and while singer John Lennon and guitarist George Harrison both also have individual stars, bassist Paul McCartney remains without one.

However, a source at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said a star for Paul: "Was selected and approved many years ago. We are just waiting for his people to give us a date on when he would like to do it."

Paul attended the unveiling of George's star last year.