Ringo Starr Announces Virtual Birthday Concert
Ringo Starr will ring in his 80th birthday with a little help from his friends-including Beatles band mate Paul McCartney–with a YouTube concert celebration on July 7.
The show will include appearances by Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark, Jr., Sheila E, Ben Harper, and others. As usual, fans are invited to wish the drumming legend happy birthday greetings on Twitter at noon in their respective time zones with the hashtag #peaceandlove.
“I love birthdays,” Starr says in the latest episode of the Rolling Stone Interview: Special Edition. “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.”
The show will also include the debut of a new version of Starr’s 2017 song “Give More Love,” with special guestsJackson Browne, Jeff Bridges, Elvis Costello, Willie Nelson, and others.
Starr will also debut a series of tribute performances on his YouTube channel, from artists including Steve Earle, Peter Frampton, and Judy Collins.