Earlier this month, Ringo celebrated his 80th birthday with his fans. He streamed a Big Birthday Show on his official YouTube channel, which included footage of him and his friends performing in recent years. And included was the latest Beatles reunion, when Ringo performed with Paul McCartney at one of the latter’s solo concerts in Los Angeles last year.
The footage of the two surviving Beatles performing Helter Skelter together at Dodger Stadium last summer featured at the end of Sir Ringo’s charity birthday show.
But now it’s no longer available on his YouTube channel.
However, for fans who missed The Beatles reunion and the rest of the show, Ringo has made it available again for one week only on an exclusive platform.
The 80-year-old wrote on his Instagram: “I want to thank @CEEKVR for supporting my charity & birthday broadcast – RINGO’S BIG BIRTHDAY SHOW.”
Paul told PA: “In 2019 when I finished touring in Los Angeles, Ringo got up on stage and we were doing Helter Skelter together.
“And he’s drumming away and I’m singing facing front because I was on the mic.
“But when I wasn’t on the mic, in the solo breaks and stuff, I really made a point of turning round and watching this guy drum.
“And I’m thinking, my god, you know the memories across this 10-yard gap here.” He added: “Him on the drums and me on the bass, the lifetime that’s going on here. So, you know, it’s a sort of magic. And he and I these days get quite emotional about it, because we should. We ought to. It’s a bl**dy emotional thing, the years. If nothing else.”