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Ringo Starr 74th Birthday Bash

Ringo celebrating his 74th birthday with friends and fans in front of Capitol Records in Hollywood.
Ringo celebrating his 74th birthday with friends and fans in front of Capitol Records in Hollywood.Photo by Sal Gomez

With a portion of Vine Street blocked off, a couple hundred fans gathered in front of the iconic Capitol Records building in Hollywood to celebrate the 74th birthday of former Beatles member Ringo Starr. An event that featured a throng of media all clamoring for that perfect reaction shot of Ringo famously waving his two handed “peace” sign. And it must also be said that Mr Starr looks like a man 20 years younger. Jumping off the stage to toss out wrist bands to the press and fans alike Ringo ran up and down the street continually filling his hands with the freebies and tossing them out to the delight of everyone in attendance. Eagles member and Ringo brother-in-law Joe Walsh also serenaded Ringo with a unique rendition of "Happy Birthday".

Ringo Greets the fans
Ringo Greets the fansPhoto by Sal Gomez

He also had a little help from his friends musicians Todd Rundgren, Joe Walsh and film director David Lynch. Ringo also used the occasion to announce a partnership with designer John Varvatos. Add the hashtag “#PEACEROCKS” to a picture of yourself waving the "peace" sign and John Varvatos will donate a dollar to The David Lynch Foundation's Ringo Starr Peace & Love Fund." that will bring transcendental meditation to those that need it.

Fans in Southern California have two opportunities this summer to see Ringo Starr and his All Star Band in concert when they play the Santa Barbara Bowl on July 12th and at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on July 19th. Tickets can be purchased via these web links:

Santa Barbara Bowl:

Greek Theater:

In the last couple of decades Ringo Starr has used his fame to help spread the message of Peace and Love across the globe. In times like these it really is something everyone should embrace. Happy Birthday Ringo.