Ringo Starr Wants You to Help Spread Peace & Love for His 81st Birthday on July 7


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Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney share more in common than simply being one-half of the most celebrated musical groups to ever exist: They’re also linked with birthdays, as Sir Paul’s falls on June 18 and Sir Ringo’s lands on July 7. Paul just celebrated his 79th, and coming up in a little over a week, Ringo will celebrate his 81st trip around the sun.

As is the case each July, Ringo wants you to help him celebrate his birthday — no matter where you happen to be on the planet — with a little #PeaceAndLove greeting. He announced the initiative in a video message to fans:

More, via a news release, which details the yearly celebration as “a tradition he started in 2008 after being asked by a reporter what he would like for his birthday. His answer? Peace and Love. Since then he has invited everyone everywhere to think, say or post #peaceandlove at Noon their local time on July 7th to fulfill his birthday wish and encircle the planet in a wave of Peace and Love.”

In the taped message Starr tells fans, “I’m inviting everyone who wants to join the peace and love celebration for my birthday at Noon your time wherever you are, 7-7-21 – you can post it, you can say it, you can even think it – but it would be really cool if you go Peace and Love at noon on my birthday – so let’s spread peace and love on my birthday – c’mon everybody!”

Usually Ringo meets with fans in whatever city he is in, a tradition that began on July 7, 2008 when he convened with fans and friends on the streets in front of the Hard Rock Café in Chicago, passing out cupcakes and joining the crowd for “Peace and Love” exactly at Noon.

In the ensuing years it has grown enormously and in 2019 there were over 30 Peace & Love events in countries all around the world including Argentina – Buenos Aires; Chascomus, Armenia – Yerevan Australia -Sydney, Bolivia – La Paz, Brazil – Sao Paulo,  Columbia -Bogota,  Costa Rica – San Jose,  Cuba – Habana,  Czech Republic – Prague, El Salvador – San Salvador,  Estonia – Tallin, Finland – Helsinki, Germany – Hamburg and Halle, Italy – Venice,  Japan – Osaka; Tokyo, Panama – Panama City,  Paraguay -Asunción,  Peru – Lima,  Russia – Moscow,  Spain –  Barcelona; Madrid,  United Kingdom –  London; Liverpool,  United States – Chicago; Minneapolis,  Hawaii, Los Angeles,  New York City.

Back in March, Ringo Starr released the Zoom In EP, a collection of new material featuring appearances from his pals Paul McCartneyJoe WalshFinneasSheryl CrowChris StapletonLenny Kravitz, Ben Harper, Dave GrohlJenny Lewis, Corinne Bailey Rae, Eric Burton, and Yola, while the backing instrumentation is delivered via Steve Lukather of Toto, Benmont Tench of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Bruce Sugar, Nathan East, Charlie Bisharat, and Jacob Braun.

Click here to pick up Zoom In on CD from our Rock Cellar Store
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Comments

  • Thomas Byrnes says:

    Dear Ringo, another Happy Happy Birthday and many more! Keep on rocking; Peace and Love!

  • David Maceira says:

    Happiest of Birthdays to you Ringo! Most definitely will share your message of peace and love on 7/7/21! Which also happens to be my adopted son’s birthday! Much love!

  • Dan Barcan says:

    Ringo Rules=HAPPY 81st Birthday Ringo! ..And many more of em’…


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