Ringo Starr and The Beatles Honored in Las Vegas

394129The El Cortez Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas paid homage to legendary rock group The Beatles with a ceremonial placement of drummer Ringo Starr’s cement handprints, a car show and a rooftop concert on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. 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 Beetles” vintage car show with more than 40 classic Volkswagens, and a live rooftop concert featuring The Beatles original hits. Las Vegas officials 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 Saturday. The Beatles only Las Vegas appearance took place at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Aug. 20, 1964.

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