Ringo Starr to host virtual 80th birthday with Paul McCartney and Sheryl Crow
1 July 2020, 12:00
Ringo Starr has announced a livestream concert to mark his 80th birthday next week, which will also combine with his fundraising efforts.
Ringo has hosted his Peace and Love birthday event for several years, but 2020's event will consist of at-home performances.
Donations during the event will be split between the Black Lives Matter Global Network, MusiCares, The David Lynch Foundation, and WaterAid.
Ringo’s Big Birthday Show will stream on his YouTube channel on July 7, from 5pm PST.
For the past 12 years, Ringo has hosted the Peace and Love celebration event in Los Angeles on July 7.
Last year, David Lynch, Peter Jackson, Nils Lofgren, Benmont Tench, Ed Begley and several others took part.
Ahead of this year’s livestream event, Ringo posted a video to his YouTube channel to explain this year's changes.
He could also be seen posing in a photography studio, modelling a number of Peace and Love themed face masks.
Ringo said: "At 12 noon, July 7th 2020, you go ‘peace and love’. ‘Peace and love’. That’s all I ask. Wherever you are; on a bus, down the mine, in a spaceship, in a rocket."
The caption on his YouTube read: "Ringo’s 80th birthday is just a week away! Join him in spreading a global wave of Peace & Love at noon your time on 7/7!"
The ex-Beatle released his 20th solo studio album, What’s My Name, last year.