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Ringo Starr's star-studded "Peace and Love" 79th birthday celebration takes place Sunday in L.A.

Written by on July 5, 2019

Credit: Scott Robert RitchieRingo Starr is preparing to spread some “Peace and Love” this Sunday, July 7, at his annual birthday gathering, which, as previously reported, will be held at the Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles.

As he’s traditionally done since 2008, the former Beatles star will lead family members, musical friends and fans in a group chant of his “Peace and Love” catchphrase at noon local time. Starr turns 79 this year.

Among the celebrities who will join Ringo and his wife, Barbara, at the public bash are All Starr Band alums Edgar Winter, Sheila E., Nils Lofgren and famed session drummer Jim Keltner; current All Starr Band drummer Gregg Bissonette; director David Lynch; longtime Tom Petty keyboardist Benmont Tench; comic Richard Lewis; actor Ed Begley Jr.; and acclaimed producers Don Was and T-Bone Burnett.

The festivities will begin at 11:20 a.m. PT with live tribute performances of some Ringo songs, followed by the premiere of an original song composed in Starr’s honor by students of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, in collaboration with a South Central L.A. community arts center.

Starr will then be introduced by Lynch, and will lead the crowd in a group “Peace and Love” moment before being presented with a birthday cake.

For fans who can’t attend the L.A. event, Ringo asks everyone, wherever they are in the world, to say “Peace and Love” at noon local time that day, or to share the #peaceandlove hashtag on social media.

You’ll be able to follow the event on Starr’s Facebook and Instagram pages. In addition, fan-organized “Peace and Love” events are planned for more than 30 cities around the world on July 7.

Ringo and his All Starr Band will launch their latest North American tour on August 1 in Windsor, Canada.

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