Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono send birthday wishes to Ringo Starr: ‘Let us count the ways we love you’

The Beatles drummer turned 75 on Tuesday (July 7)

The Beatles‘ drummer Ringo Starr celebrated his 75th birthday on Tuesday (July 7), receiving birthday messages from Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono.

Uploading a photo of herself and Starr to Twitter, Ono wrote in a caption: “Happy Birthday, Ringo! And Many, Many more. Let us count the ways how we love you… From an old acquaintance, yoko”.

Meanwhile, McCartney sent a tweet simply wishing Ringo “Happy birthday” followed by another pointing out that it would have also been his father’s 113th birthday on the same day. McCartney also sang “Happy Birthday” for Starr at his concert in Norway on Monday night (July 6).

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Yoko Ono recently paid tribute to Ringo Starr by dubbing the drummer “the most influential Beatle” as Starr was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in April. “No one is probably going to believe it but he was the most influential Beatle,” said Ono.

Starr was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame by Paul McCartney, who described the band’s first show with Starr: “We had this guy we’d never played with before, and I remember the moment when he started to play – I think it was Ray Charles, ‘What’d I Say’ – and most of the drummers couldn’t nail the drum part. It was a little difficult to do, but Ringo nailed it.”

McCartney continued: “And I remember the moment, standing there and looking at John and then looking at George, and the look on our faces was like, fuck you. What is this? And that was the moment, that was the beginning, really, of the Beatles.”

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