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Ringo Starr’s Peace & Love Birthday on July 07, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California.


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Ringo Starr, has revealed the secret to “staying young” and maintaining high energy levels. Ringo commended his vegetarian diet for helping him stay “so young and active.” Ringo turns 81 today .

“I think staying active keeps you young,” Ringo said, adding that he works out with a trainer. But diet also plays a role; the drummer highlighted that he follows a vegetarian diet and includes broccoli “with every meal.”

Ringo revealed he went vegetarian after attending a bullfight in Spain. Since then, the musician has been admired for his graceful aging, many pointing out that he looks even younger than his son. Back in 2016, Ringo was said to be an “all-organic vegan,” though it is not clear whether he still sticks to a strictly plant-based diet. In an interview with the Daily Mail, he said that “eating carrots” was how he managed to keep young and healthy.

Ringo isn’t the only member of the iconic English rock band to choose plant-based foods over meat. Paul McCartney follows a vegan diet. Last year, he teamed up with his daughters Mary and Stella McCartney, as well as vegan actor Woody Harrelson, to create a short documentary that urges the public to ditch animal products for the good of the environment. Paul’s late wife and fellow Wings bandmate Linda McCartney, who wrote and published multiple vegetarian cookbooks, also founded the plant-based meat brand that shares her name. The vegetarian and vegan Linda McCartney food brand produces a range of meat-free sausages, meatballs, and burger patties.


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During an interview promoting one of his newer projects, Ringo discussed his feelings on two major pop stars: Billie Eilish and Miley Cyrus. Here’s what he thinks of the two stars — and a look at their connections to The Beatles.
Esquire’s Alan Light asked Ringo what he thought of new stars. “I love Billie Eilish!” he exclaimed. “We have her brother [Finneas] on ’Here’s to the Nights.’ But I’m not following them now like when it was, ‘Oh, Ray Charles, I’ll go anywhere to buy a record.’ It’s not like I buy their records, I may buy a track on iTunes—I go to iTunes, it’s the only way I know!”

According to NME, he enjoyed being at the Grammys with Eilish. “It was a great pleasure for me to do the Grammys on Sunday and presenting the Best Record to Billie Eilish who I think is just incredible,” he said. He went on to say her admired her as a person and he admired her as a human being.
Notably, Eilish covered “Something,” one of the Fab Four’s most famous love songs, and “Yesterday,” which is one of their most famous songs ever. Her version of “Something” is sorrowful, while the original is much more content. On the other hand, Eilish’s cover of “Yesterday” keeps the tone of the original intact.

Interestingly, Noisey asked Eilish if she preferred Elvis Presley or The Beatles. She emphatically chose The Beatles. Afterward, she admitted she wasn’t familiar with Elvis’ catalogue. However, she praised his famous swivel hips.
Later in the Esquire interview, Ringo discussed his feelings on Cyrus. “There’s a lot of good bands out there, but nobody’s doing anything,” he said. “A lot of people are on that stepping stone to a bigger career, it’s got to be a downer for them. It’s really tough…. I love Miley—she went through many stages of life in front of us, and that’s what it’s like. So there are a few, and a few incredible bands out there, but we’re all on hold.”

Cyrus has her own connections to The Beatles as well. She and Moby recorded a cover of “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” for The Flaming Lips’ album With a Little Help from My Fwends. With a Little Help from My Fwends is a track-by-track cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Cyrus also covered The Beatles’ “Help!” during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.



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Ringo turns 81 on July 7 and has renewed his annual invitation for fans to think, say or post #peaceandlove at noon that day.
Ringo Starr has today (28) posted a message ( Here )to his legions of fans worldwide about his upcoming #peaceandlove birthday initiative for 2021.

Ringo turns 81 on July 7 and has renewed his annual invitation to take part in the coming together and think, say or post #peaceandlove at noon their local time on the day. Starr has spearheaded the initiative since 2008, when it began after “peace and love” was his answer to a reporter’s question about what he would like for his birthday.
He says in the taped message: “I’m inviting everyone who wants to join the peace and love celebration for my birthday at noon your time wherever you are, 7-7-21 – you can post it, you can say it, you can even think it – but it would be really cool if you go ‘Peace and Love’ at noon on my birthday – so let’s spread peace and love on my birthday – c’mon everybody!”

Gatherings have traditionally taken place in person, with Ringo meeting fans in whichever city he is in, from 2008 when he did so on the streets outside the Hard Rock Café in Chicago. He helped to pass out cupcakes and joined the crowd for “Peace and Love” at noon.
The event has since expanded enormously, and in 2019 there were more than 30 Peace and Love events in cities all over the world.

Last year, the pandemic prevented an in-person event, and the celebration moved online, with the star hosting Ringo’s Big Birthday Show for his 80th birthday. It featured unseen concert and unique performances by Ringo, Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Ben Harper and Dave Grohl, Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark Jr, Peter Frampton, Sheila E, and many others. The show was broadcast around the world via AXS, YouTube and Ceek, and benefitted Black Lives Matter Global Network, the David Lynch Foundation, Musicares, and WaterAid.

The Mars Rover and the International Space Station were the first to deliver birthday wishes to Ringo. “From 260 miles above our home planet, NASA Astronauts wish Ringo Starr a happy 80th birthday!,” went the message. “Since our orbiting laboratory operates in Greenwich Mean Time, or GMT, it’s officially July 7 – a perfect date to send #PeaceAndLove to everyone across the universe!”

History Of Ringo’s Annual July 7 Peace & Love birthday celebrations:

2008 – Chicago, IL Hard Rock Cafe
2009 –Online campaign including in store salutes at Noon at all Hard Rock Cafes worldwide
2010 – New York City, NY: Hard Rock Cafe, Times Square
2011 – Hamburg, Germany: Hard Rock Cafe
2012 – Nashville, TN: Hard Rock Café
2013 – Online celebration including a video message from Ringo
2014 – Los Angeles, CA: Capitol Records Tower
2015 – Los Angeles, CA: Capitol Records Tower
2016 – Los Angeles, CA: Capitol Records Tower
2017 – Los Angeles, CA: Capitol Records Tower
2018 – Nice, France: Hard Rock Café
2019 – Los Angeles, CA: Capitol Records Tower
2020 – Los Angeles, CA: Virtual celebration, “Ringo’s Big Birthday Show”



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March 2021 was a big month for Ringo Starr. On the 14th, the former Beatles drummer turned up at the Grammys to present Billie Eilish with the award for Record of the Year. The following week, Ringo (now 80) released his Zoom In EP containing five new tracks.

During his round of virtual interviews to promote Zoom In, Ringo sounded energized by his new record. And, as usual, he was game to talk about the legacy of the Fab Four. That included weighing in on “Here Comes the Sun,” which stands as the most-streamed Beatles song.

Speaking to Alan Light of Esquire, Ringo said he didn’t know the George Harrison-penned track was No. 1 in the streaming category. But once he thought about it, it didn’t surprise Ringo at all.

Ringo couldn’t say exactly why “Here Comes the Sun” has been the Beatles’ most popular tune on streaming services, but he heartily endorsed the concept. “It well deserves it,” he told. “It’s a beautiful song, it’s a beautiful arrangement, the drums are great (laughs).”

On the subject of his drum part, Ringo revisited a story he’s told before — how he managed to back George on the song. “George said, ‘Hey, Ringo, I’ve got this song, it’s in 7/4 time.’” he recalled in Esquire. “I said, ‘What are you telling me for? I’m 4/4 or 3/4 [time], you know that.’ He had gotten a bit Indian on me.”

In the Martin Scorsese documentary Living in the Material World (2011), Ringo recalled that struggle with the timing on “Here Comes the Sun.” “I had no way of going, 1-2-3-4-5-6-7,” Ringo said. “It’s not my brain.” But he found a way to keep coming in on time.

Over half a century later, that recording is still resonating with listeners. On streaming platforms, “Here Comes the Sun” had logged over 600 million streams at the close of March ’21. No other Beatles track had topped 400 million to that point.

Only 3 Beatles played on ‘Here Comes the Sun’
Not every Beatles song featured participation from every member of the band. Paul McCartney recorded a number of White Album (1968) tracks (including “Wild Honey Pie” and “Mother Nature’s Son”) without his bandmates.

That trend continued — albeit on a less extreme level — on 1969’s Abbey Road, the last album The Beatles recorded. John Lennon arrived late to the sessions after he and Yoko Ono had gotten into a car crash during their summer vacation. And John didn’t play (or even clap) on “Here Comes the Sun.”

But the fab three of George, Paul, and Ringo got down an excellent basic track. George kept going with more guitar lines, a Moog synthesizer part, and orchestration. All these years later, it’s still a spring anthem.