Ringo Starr celebrating 80th birthday with a livestream ft. Paul McCartney & more
Ringo Starr is celebrating his birthday with a livestream benefit show. On Tuesday, July 7, his 80th birthday, "Ringo's Big Birthday Show" streams at 8 PM ET on YouTube. It's set to feature home performances and previously unseen concert footage from Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Ben Harper, Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark Jr., Sheila E., and Ringo himself.
Ringo also wrote a guest star version of "Give More Love" to benefit MusiCares, featuring Jeff Bridges, Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Peter Frampton, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Keb Mo and Willie Nelson. That will premiere as part of the stream.
"As everyone knows I love gathering with fans for peace and love on my birthday," Ringo says. "But this year, I want everyone to be safe at home - so I called up a few friends and we put this Big Birthday Show together so we could still celebrate my birthday with you all, with some great music for some great charities. I hope you will all join me! Peace and Love, Ringo."