Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Sheryl Crow & More Aboard For Ringo Starr 80th Birthday Livestream Celebration
Ringo Starr announced an online event, Ringo’s Big Birthday Show, in celebration of his 80th birthday on July 7 with home performances from Starr, Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh and more. The show will stream from Ringo’s YouTube channel beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and will benefit Black Lives Matter Global Network, the David Lynch Foundation, Musicares and WaterAid.
Sheryl Crow, Ben Harper, Gary Clark Jr. and Sheila E. are also set to perform. Additionally, the webcast will feature never before seen concert footage from the artists as well as the premiere of a guest star rendition of Ringo’s “Give More Love” with Jeff Bridges, Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnette, Elvis Costello, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Peter Frampton, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Keb Mo and Willie Nelson. Ringo’s YouTube channel will also share a playlist of tributes to Starr from Ben Folds, Ben Dickey, Bettye LaVette, Colin Hay, Elvis Costello, Gregg Rolie, Judy Collins, Peter Frampton, Richard Marx, Steve Earle, Steve Lukather and more.
Ringo continues his #peaceandlove initiative and encourages everyone to post the hashtag at noon their local time on July 7. The legendary drummer spoke about the birthday event in a statement:
“As everyone knows I love gathering with fans for peace and love on my birthday,” Ringo said. “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.”
Watch Ringo’s birthdate update video below: