Ringo Starr and The Beatles Honored in #LasVegas

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Ringo’s Hands in Cement

Dignitaries at Ringo Starr Ceremony

Dignitaries at the dedication of the Ringo Star hand prints commemorating the Beatles’ 50th Anniversary in Las Vegas at the El Cortez Hotel & Casino. Pictured (l-r): Las Vegas Mayor Pro Tem Steve Ross, El Cortez Hotel & Casino General Manager/COO Mike Nolan, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority President/CEO Rossi Ralenkotter, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Host Committee Chairman Oscar B. Goodman, Event Producer Paul Casey and El Cortez President Kenny Epstein. CREDIT: Glenn Pinkerton/Las Vegas News Bureau

The El Cortez Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas paid homage to legendary rock group The Beatles with a ceremonial placement of drummer Ringo Starrs cement handprints, a car show and a rooftop concert on August 8.

The event began with the unveiling of Ringo Starr’s cement handprints along the Abbey Road Crossing in Downtown Las Vegas. Starr created the handprints in March during Ringo Starr Day at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign. Following the reveal, El Cortez hosted a “Meet the Beatles” vintage car show with more than 40 classic Volkswagens, and a live rooftop concert featuring The Beatles original hits.

Mike Nolan (El Cortez Hotel and Casino), Rossi Ralenkotter (President/CEO, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority) and Oscar B. Goodman (Las Vegas Host Committee Chairman) officiated the event.

Ringo & The Beatles Las Vegas Performance

The Beatles only Las Vegas appearance took place at the Las Vegas Convention Center on August 20, 1964.

Watch the video of the dedication for Ringo Starr day in Las Vegas from March 15.