Ringo Starr will celebrate his 74th birthday this Monday, July 7, by hosting a public gathering outside of the Capitol Records Building in Los Angeles. At noon PT, the legendary Beatles drummer will ask attendees to join him in sharing "a Peace and Love moment."
For fans who can't make it to L.A., Starr is hoping they will take part in the Peace and Love celebration at noon local time, wherever they may be. The event is scheduled on an off day of Ringo and his All Starr Band's current summer tour leg, which runs through a July 19 concert at L.A.'s Greek Theatre. As previously reported, Starr and his group also will embark on a fall trek that gets under way on October 2 in Catoosa, Oklahoma.
In other news, a television special featuring highlights from a star-studded tribute concert honoring Ringo that took place in January at Los Angeles' El Rey theater will premiere July 13 at 8 p.m. ET on the AXS TV channel. Ringo Starr: A Lifetime of Peace and Love will feature performances by an eclectic list of artists including Joe Walsh, Ben Harper, Ben Folds and Bettye LaVette, who were backed by a band featuring Peter Frampton, Toto's Steve Lukather, Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench, producer Don Was and drummer Kenny Aronoff.
In addition, Starr not only performed at the bash but was presented with the specially created Lifetime of Peace & Love Award by the event's host, director David Lynch. The celebration also marked the launch of the Ringo Starr Peace & Love Fund, which is helping to provide Transcendental Meditation instruction to at-risk students, women who have been the victims of domestic violence and military veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress.
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