Ringo Starr will celebrate his 80th birthday with Paul McCartney and more
Legendary Beatles drummer Ringo Starr will celebrate his 80th birthday with a virtual charity broadcast in July 7 at 8PM ET. The event will show unseen concert footage Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, Ben Harper, Joe Walsh, Sheila E and Gary Clark Jr.
The charities that will receive donations will be: WaterAid, David Lynch Foundation, Musicares and Black Lives Matter Global Network.
About the live stream to celebrate his 80th birthday Ringo Starr said:
“As everyone knows, I love gathering with fans for peace and love on my birthday. But this year, I want everyone to be safe at home. So I called up a few friends, and we put this Big Birthday Show together so we could still celebrate my birthday with you all with some great music for some great charities. I hope you will all join me! Peace and love, Ringo.”
The stream will also show a never released version of Ringo’s song “Give Me Love”, that has Jeff Bridges, Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, Peter Frampton, Willie Nelson, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald. In addition to Keb Mo, Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell, T Bone Burnett and Ray Wylie Hubbard.
Will also be broadcasted previous footage from previous Ringo birthday parties with presentations by Costello, Frampton, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather, Ben Folds, Colin Hay. In addition to Judy Collins, Richard Marx, Ben Dickey and Bettye LaVette, among others.
“This year is going to be a little different. There’s no big get-together, there’s no brunch for 100. But we’re putting this show together – an hour of music and chat. It’s quite a big birthday,” Ringo told Rolling Stone.
Watch him talking about his birthday celebration: