Fans around the world were invited to gather outside the historic Capitol Records building in Hollywood yesterday to celebrate Ringo Starr’s 74th birthday. Right outside capitol just a few stars down from Ringo’s Starr in front of the entrance to capitol Ringo Starr himself along with many other important musicians stood out front to celebrate not only Ringo’s birthday “Peace and Love” globally. To start of the event was legendary producer Don Was speaking then announcing fashion designer John Varvatos who co-hosted the event. After Ringo was brought out Eagle’s guitarist Joe Walsh and David Lynch joined him. Right at noon everyone around the world was to put up the peace sign and say peace and love. Ringo thanked everyone for coming out. Joe Walsh led the crowd in singing happy birthday to Ringo followed by his curren All Starr band; Steve Lukather (Toto), Gregg Rolie (Journey/ Santana),Todd Rundgren, Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth), Warren Ham as well as Edgar Winter, Matt Sorum (Guns N’Roses), Jim Keltner (drum legend), Paul Stanley (Kiss), Keith Allison, and Benmont Tench (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers). Ringo threw out white bracelets that said peace and love as well as other members from the band. Then Ringo started running up and down the street throwing them out as his publicist Elizabeth Freund brought out the large cake which had the two fingers representing peace on it. Afterwards Ringo and Varvatos posed for photos before heading back into Capitol for an after party.
July 8, 2014