Ringo Starr celebrated his 72nd birthday in Nashville, Tennessee, last night (7 July) by holding a “peace and love” moment at midday.
Hundreds of fans joined Starr at Hard Rock Café, holding two fingers in the air and shouting “peace and love”. The Beatles drummer also asked people around the world to do the same thing at 12 o’clock in their own time zones. He told his fans:
“Wherever you are – on a bus, in the office, in the studio, hanging out … whatever you’re doing, at noon, just go, ‘Peace and love.’ That’s all I ask for my birthday. Peace and love.”
Starr was also joined by the likes of Toto‘s Steve Lukather and Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, while the crowd sang ‘Happy Birthday’ and the chorus of ‘Give Peace A Chance.’
Recently, Ringo shot down reports that the sons of The Beatles are set to form a band together. His son, Zak Starkey, (who previously played with both Oasis and The Who), according to his father, isn’t keen on the idea.
When recently asked if he had ever thought about the formation of a band made up of the Beatles’ children, Paul McCartney’s son James replied: “I don’t think it’s something that Zak wants to do. Maybe Jason [drummer and one of Starr’s other sons] would want to do it. I’d be up for it. Sean seemed to be into it, Dhani seemed to be into it. I’d be happy to do it.”