Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Ringo Starr Celebrates 78th Birthday With Friends, All-Starr Band In France

Today is a super stellar day with maraschino cherries on top because its the honey rocker himself, the lovely delovely delightful icon Ringo Starr. It's his new year and us along with affiliates Billboard.com are celebrating this drum legend!

"Sir Ringo Starr and wife, Lady Barbara Starkey, celebrated the Beatles drummer's 78th birthday July 7 in Nice, France, where he and his All-Starr Band were currently on tour, by joining with fans to say “Peace & Love” at noon all around the world and also giving a short concert, his representative told Billboard. Also on hand were his brother-in-law Joe Walsh and his wife Marjorie, who is Barbara's sister, plus All-Starr Band members Graham Gouldman, Colin Hay, Steve Lukather, Gregg Bissonette and Warren Ham, plus Matt Sorum, added to the group for the day.

Rudy Salles, deputy mayor of the City of Nice, gave a welcoming speech talking about the importance of “Peace and Love” day. The band then performed “Act Naturally” and “With a Little Help From My Friends.” Ringo then gave a short speech thanking the Hard Rock Cafe and co-sponsors the David Lynch Foundation and Modern Drummer, and fans for joining in the annual event. At noon, he led a “Peace & Love” cheer, and handed out specially themed wristbands and cookies to the crowd.

The annual Peace & Love celebrations began in Chicago 10 years ago and have since included events in New York, Hamburg, Germany, Nashville and Los Angeles. Ringo and His All-Starr Band have two more remaining European dates both in Italy (July 9 and 11), but will be back on the road in the U.S. starting Sept. 1 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Tulsa, Oklahoma and continuing through the rest of the month." - Billboard.com

Ringo Starr struts "I Wanna Be Your Man" with Sir Paul McCartney, Gary Clark Jr., Zac Brown, Karen O., Green Day, Dave Grohl, Stevie Wonder, Beck, Peter Wolf, Tom Morello, John Legend, Joe Walsh and more at the 30th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 18, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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