Drummer celebrates 70th birthday with Beatles reunion
In the finale of the drummer’s 70th birthday celebration gig, Yoko Ono, Joe Walsh, Angus Young, Nils Lofgren, Foreigner‘s Mick Jones and others joined Starr to sing ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’.
McCartney than ran on to play ‘The White Album’‘s ‘Birthday’ with Starr playing drums.
The reunion capped an evening already studded with guest appearances.
Opening with Starr‘s 1971 hit ‘It Don’t Come Easy’, the Beatle was joined by Edgar Winter, guitarist Rick Derringer, Mr Mister‘s bassist Richard Page, Gary “Dream Weaver” Wright, and the Romantics‘ Wally Palmer throughout the evening.
The eclectic set list included The Beatles‘ ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ and ‘Boys’, plus the Edgar Winter Band‘s ‘Free Ride’ and ‘Frankenstein’.
Previously, Starr and McCartney performed together at a New York benefit in April 2009. Both musicians are in the middle of summer tours, with McCartney making recent appearances at the Isle Of Wight and Hard Rock Calling festivals.