( AP ) - Don't expect Ringo Starr, who has been collecting Grammys since 1964, to spend a lot of time fussing over his clothes before walking down a red carpet.
"Just put on a little bit of shine and it's OK," said the former Beatles drummer, who arrived at Sunday's 50th annual Grammy Awards in a black suit with gold pinstripes that he described as "Dior to Diesel."
"It never gets old," said Starr, 67, who won his first Grammy when the Beatles took the best new artist trophy of 1964. This year he watched as the Beatles were honored for their contributions to music.
"It's one of those moments where you're going to see acts you don't usually see and combinations you don't usually see - not that it works all the time - but it's a nice experience," he said of attending the Grammys. "Also it's nice because you've got a seat."
He was a bit disappointed that one of Sunday night's biggest winners, Amy Winehouse, couldn't get a visa in time to attend this year's ceremony.
"It's a pity Amy isn't here," Starr said.