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Ringo Starr Celebrates 76th Birthday at Star-Studded L.A. Event; Announces Fall All Starr Band Tour

Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesRingo Starr celebrated his 76th birthday today by hosting the latest installment of his annual "Peace & Love" salute in front of the Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles. Joining the former Beatles drummer at the event were a bunch of his family members, celebrity friends and musical collaborators.

Among the many stars in attendance were Ringo's brother-in-law Joe Walsh; Dave Stewart; Edgar Winter; Richard Marx; Benmont Tench; All Starr Band members Steve Lukather and Gregg Bissonette; director David Lynch; actors Ed Begley Jr. and Joe Mantegna; and comedians Richard Lewis and Howie Mandel. Before the salute, Starr joined Stewart and one-time INXS singer Jon Stevens for a performance of his 1975 hit "No No Song."

Ringo then told the audience that he'd been talking to the press earlier in the day and was asked what he means by "peace and Love."

"I mean 'peace and love,'" Starr declared. "[T]here's a lot of violence in the world, there always has been, but we can change that slowly but surely. Peace and loving."

As the clock approached noon, Ringo asked the various stars assembled on the stage to say a few words, then Walsh led a countdown and the crowd joined him and Starr in yelling, "Peace and love!" Walsh also got everyone to sing "Happy Birthday to You" to Ringo, after which Starr cut a big cake on the stage and blew out the candles.

You can check out video and photos from today's event at Starr's official Facebook page.

Coinciding with his birthday, Ringo announced a new series of fall All Starr Band tour dates. They begin with a brief run of U.S. shows kicking off October 15 in Snoqualmie, Washington, and winding down October 20 in Costa Mesa, California, followed by a visit to Japan and South Korea.

Here are all of the All Starr Band's just-announced U.S. dates:

10/15 -- Snoqualmie, WA, Snoqualmie Casino
10/16 -- Spokane, WA, Spokane Arena Star Theatre
10/18 -- Portland, OR, Keller Auditorium
10/19 -- Reno, NV, Grand Sierra Casino Theater
10/20 -- Costa Mesa, CA, Segerstrom Center for the Arts

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