Ringo Starr and assorted celebrity friends gathered at Capitol Records in Los Angeles on his birthday, July 7th. This has become a tradition for Starr, who wants the whole world to celebrate Peace and Love.
The commitment to peace was so strong that Starr wanted everyone in the world to turn to each other with a peace sign and say “Peace and Love” at 12 noon.
Among the celebrities celebrating were, comedians Richard Lewis and Howie Mandel, acclaimed director David Lynch, various members of the All-Starr Band and brother-in-law, rockers Dave Stewart, Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren and Joe Walsh and his wife, Marjorie Bach Walsh. Starr was moved to push Peace and Love more than ever, given the recent acts of terrorism and violence in the world.
Rock Cellar Magazine was lucky enough to get a chance to ask Ringo how important it was to promote Peace and Love in view of all the insanity in this world.
He replied, “very important, because you can do it too and we can put an end to the violence.”
I said to Ringo, “a great man once said where there is Life there is Hope.” Ringo said I know, “John Lennon said that.” Then Ringo added, “where there is Hope there is Life.”
And for those who missed the last All-Starr Band tour, which just played a fantastic gig in Los Angeles at the Greek Theatre, Ringo made sure to announce that he and the band will hit the road again in October with gigs in the Northwest and at the Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa, among other venues.