Ringo Starr was honored last night with the Lifetime of Peace and Love award from the David Lynch Foundation during a tribute concert at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. Lynch was celebrating his 68th birthday, Rolling Stone reports.
Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono sent videos in which they express their love for Starr, and George Harrison's widow, Olivia, was present in the crowd. Lynch also celebrated the former Beatle in a speech saying, "In all the galaxies of peace and love, Ringo is a giant star ...Hurray for Ringo!"
"It's a weird place to be this evening," Starr said onstage according to Billboard. "All this praise is overwhelming really. It's really great to look out and see all these people I recognize and three of them are meditating."
As Billboard notes, Lynch's foundation provides scholarships to teach transcendental meditation to at-risk youth, veterans and victims of domestic violence.
Don Was served as musical director for the star-studded house band that included Peter Frampton, drummer Kenny Aronoff, former Toto guitarist Steve Lukather and Benmont Tench of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. A variety of other acts performed as well, including The Head and the Heart, Ben Folds, Ben Harper, Joe Walsh and more.
Starr performed the concerts finale, playing "Photograph," "Boys" and "With a Little Help from My Friends." McCartney will join him on stage this Sunday at the 56th annual Grammy Awards.