As the legendary musician Ringo Starr celebrates his 80th birthday on July 7, he will be hosting a virtual charity concert that will also benefit four different charities, Starr announced Tuesday, June 30.
(Photo : Ringo Starr's YouTube Channel)
For this year, he will be hosting "Ringo's Big Birthday Show," which will stream live on YouTube on his birthday, at 8 PM EST. All funds raised during the show will go to the Black Lives Matter Global Network, The David Lynch Foundation, MusiCares, and WaterAid.
Last month, Ringo Starr expressed support for the global Black Lives Matter protests together with his Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney.
Starr took to Twitter to send "peace love & continuous support." The Fab Four drummer wrote: "As my brother Paul said The Beatles always stood for equal rights&justice and I've never stopped working for peace&love ever since." Starr's tweet also included Paul McCartney's statement about their 1964 Jacksonville performance. The band famously rejected a segregated audience, performing later for a non-segregated crowd. "Peace and Love Wherever You Are"
The Beatles' drummer
has posted a video on his social media pages relaying that they will be doing something for his birthday. He added that "it's a little different from usual." He recounted his previous "Peace and Love" birthday shows with guest bands playing music, giving speeches, having lunch, and sharing it with many people.
Ringo Starr made the announcement in the middle of his "Love and Peace" photoshoot. The first half of the short 1:20 video saw Starr posing with the iconic peace sign, even wearing a colorful facemask on one of them.
"Don't forget, noon, on the seventh of the seventh, 2020. You go peace and love, that's all I ask, peace and love," Ringo invited. He added: "Wherever you are - on the bus, down the mine, in a spaceship, in a rocket."
In the latest episode of
Rolling Stone Interview: Special Edition, the Beatles' drummer shared that they have celebrated his birthday at noon filled with "peace and love for the last twelve years." Ringo Starr noted that this year would be different. "There's no big get-together, there's no brunch for 100." However, he added that they are putting a show for his 80th birthday.
The "hour of music and chat" will reportedly include at-home performances and unearthed concert footage from Starr and his guest musicians, including his "brother" Paul McCartney. Other music icons such as Sheryl Crow, Shiela E, Gary Clark Jr., Ben Harper will also join in Ringo Starr's birthday show.
Also, Ringo will be debuting a star-studded version of his 2017 single "Give More Love." His new version of his track, which was also the title of his 19th solo studio album, will feature Elvis Costello, Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, and more.
Sir Richard Starkey, popularly known as Ringo Starr, first gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles, where Paul McCartney played bass. Since the band broke up the 70s, Starr has released 20 solo studio albums. His latest was last year's "What's My Name." Also, as an iconic drummer, he was named as
the wealthiest drummer in the world back in 2012, with a net worth of around $300 million at the time.
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