Primary Menu

Classic Rock News

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 18: Sir Paul McCartney (L) and inductee Ringo Starr perform onstage during the 30th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 18, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ringo Starr’s birthdays have become annual celebrations for all of his fans: every year, he asks everyone to say (or think) “peace and love” at noon local time on July 7.

He’s doing that again this year, but since it’s his 80th birthday, he’s planning a bit more. Per Rolling Stone, Ringo’s Big Birthday Show, a virtual charity concert, will hit YouTube on July 7 at 8 pm ET and will feature at-home performances and unearthed concert footage by Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark Jr., Shiela E, Ben Harper and Paul McCartney, among others.

The show will also include the debut of a new, guest-laden version of Starr’s 2017 song “Give More Love,” with Jackson Browne, Jeff Bridges, Elvis Costello, Willie Nelson, and others. The YouTube broadcast will benefit four charities: Black Lives Matter Global Network, The David Lynch Foundation, MusiCares, and WaterAid.

Beatles: Top 50 Songs Ranked