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Retro Video: Ringo Starr Lands His Spaceship Atop Capitol Records

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It's the voice of John Lennon you'll hear opening and closing this goofy 1974 promo for Goodnight Vienna, Ringo Starr's fourth solo album, which was recorded here in Los Angeles.

You'll see Starr board his "spaceship" in this video, and go for a flight to the top of the Capitol Records building in Hollywood. This is definitely a spot not many civilians get to visit firsthand; next Sunday as part of the Walk of Fame's 50th Anniversary celebration Capitol Records will open their doors to attendees for a special look inside.