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Ringo Starr collects Grammy for 'Love'

Feb. 10, 2008 at 11:44 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Ringo Starr was on hand in Los Angeles Sunday night to collect the Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for "Love."

"Love" is a Las Vegas show performed by Cirque du Soleil and set to a mash-up of dozens of Beatles tunes -- produced by longtime Beatles record produced George Martin and his son Giles Martin.

"My name is Ringo. A long time ago, we made these records with my good friends John, Paul and George, and (record producer) George Martin was involved then and he and his son Giles are involved again. And they did a great job on this music and with Cirque du Soleil, it turned into a beautiful dream," Starr, standing beside the Martins, told the A-list Grammys crowd, which included former Beatle John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono.

Earlier in the 50th Grammy Awards telecast, Cirque du Soleil and the cast of "Across the Universe" -- a film inspired by Beatles songs -- performed tributes to the iconic British rock band.

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