Ringo Starr Honored By David Lynch Foundation Before Grammys
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.21.2014
Celebrities came out to pay tribute...
Billboard reports that the David Lynch Foundation honored Ringo Starr just before he is set to get the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award for his time with the Beatles on Sunday. The event was a tribute concert to the Beatle that featured performances from Ben Folds, The Eagles' Joe Walsh and others. Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono gave some praise through video tributes.
Starr said: "It's a weird place to be this evening. All this praise is overwhelming really. It's really great to look out and see all these people I recognize and three of them are meditating."
Lynch added: ""Everybody loves Ringo. Not just because he's a Beatle, not just because he's one of the tastiest drummers ever, but because he radiates that peace and love."
Don Was worked as the musical director for a house band that included Peter Frampton, drummer Kenny Aronoff, former Toto guitarist Steve Lukather and keyboardist Benmont Tench of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Starr also performed several of his songs, closing the show by playing "With a Little Help from My Friends". He was joined by Jim Carrey, Sheila E. and Edgar Winter.