With a little help from his friends! Ringo Starr hangs out with Yoko Ono before Beatles receive Lifetime Achievement Award
26 January 2014
She was once blamed for the break-up of The Beatles and it was said that Yoko Ono was resented by her former husband John Lennon's bandmates.
But nowadays, Yoko is rather chummy with the likes of Ringo Starr, and the pair showed what good friends they are at an event on Saturday.
The Beatles are being honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Grammy Awards and Ringo looked quite exuberant in light of his recognition.
Dynamic duo: Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of The Beatles at the Special Merit Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday
The 73-year-old attended the Special Merit Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles and sat next to Yoko.
The former Beatles drummer went for a typically edgy look in an all black ensemble consisting of a jacket, shirt, and jeans.
Ringo, who was looking incredibly youthful, dressed down his look with trainers that boasted red laces.
Proud moment: The 73-year-old musician onstage during the ceremony
Speech: Ringo spoke to the audience
Fantastic four: Olivia Harrison the widow of George Harrison, Ringo, Yoko, and The Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow at the ceremony
Ringo accessorized with a silver pendant around his neck and a pair of sunglasses.
Meanwhile the 80-year-old former wife of John Lennon channeled androgynous chic in a form fitted black blazer paired with sleek black pants, and a top hat to top it off.
She too topped off her look with sunglasses - and was seen wearing large round ones as well as a narrower rectangular cut ones.
Old pals: Ringo sat next to Yoko
Candid snap: The two looked chummy together
Husband and wife: The 73-year-old musician was with his wife, 66-year-old former Bond girl Barbara Bach
Edgy chic: The former Beatles drummer wore an all black ensemble - jacket, shirt, and jeans - with a pair of multicolored sneakers
Finishing touches: The former Beatles drummer accessorized with a silver pendant around his neck and a pair of sunglasses
Honored: Ringo will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the Beatles, along with Paul McCartney
Coming up: Ringo will be performing at the Grammys on Sunday
Ringo was also pictured on the red carpet alongside his wife, 66-year-old former Bond girl Barbara Bach - the two flashing peace signs.
The Lifetime Achievement Award honors those who have made outstanding contributions to the recording industry.
The Beatles are this year's most well known recipients, which also includes Clifton Chenier, the Isley Brothers, Kraftwerk, Kris Kristofferson, Armando Manzanero, and Maud Powell.
Androgynous chic: The 80-year-old former wife of John Lennon wore a form fitted black blazer paired with sleek black pants, and a top hat to top it off
Classy cool: Kris Kristofferson, who will also be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, attended the ceremony in a black trench coat and black pants
Ringo and fellow Beatles band member McCartney will be performing at the Grammys on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Paul was pictured at the Grammy Charities Signings in Los Angeles on Saturday.
The 71-year-old musician looked dapper in a crisp dark suit jacket over a striped blue and white button up shirt, teemed with a pair of jeans.
Meanwhile: Paul McCartney was pictured at the Grammy Charities Signings in Los Angeles on Saturday
Classy: The 71-year-old musician wore a crisp dark suit jacket over a striped blue and white button up shirt, teemed with a pair of jeans
Flashback: Ringo pictured drumming with the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show back in 1964
Back in the day: Paul pictured on the set of the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964
One big happy family: The Beatles pictured in 1964 during their first US tour