Ringo Starr will stage his annual Peace and Love birthday event at the Capitol Records tower in Los Angeles when he turns 79 on Sunday, July 7th.
The goal of the noontime #peaceandlove celebration is to create a wave of peace and love across the planet, starting in New Zealand and ending in Hawaii. Ringo held the first of these in 2008 in Chicago. Last year's was in Nice [pr: Neece], France.
Ringo says he "really can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday, or a better gift I could ask for, than peace and love. It’s so great how every year it keeps growing, with the wave of peace and love starting in the morning on July 7th in Australia and ending in Hawaii, with celebrations in all the time zones in between."
The L.A. event will include live performances as well as the premiere of an original song composed by students of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus.
Ringo will be joined by his wife Barbara Bach, film director David Lynch, Benmont Tench and All Starr Band alumni Sheila E, Edgar Winter, Nils Lofgren, Jim Keltner and Gregg Bissonette.