Over 700,000 people have tuned in to see Ringo Starr celebrate his 80th birthday on July 7th with a little help from his friends Joe Walsh, Paul McCartney, Ben Harper & Dave Grohl, Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark Jr. and Sheila E.
In a special hosted by The Beatle himself sitting behind a drum set, performances from a few friends at home and previously recorded live shows filled the hour long Youtube special, all paying tribute to Starr’s big birthday.
Performances were interrupted by loving messages from Ringo’s family, friends and bandmates spreading ‘peace and love’ and well wishes for the next year to come. Along with celebrating his big day, Ringo used his special celebration to ask for donations for a few worthy causes including Black Lives Matter, The David Lynch Foundation, Musicares, and WaterAid.
Check out the star-studded special below.
Happy 80th Ringo!
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