“It’s become a real thing”, Starr told Chris Carter, host of the long-running “Breakfast With the Beatles” radio show on Sunday during a call into the show.
So to celebrate a birthday of Beatle seems as lovely and logical as a 12-year-old Fab Four fan papering her wall with Ringo pictures circa 1964. But that’s hardly the sum of his value within the band’s larger musical framework.
When asked what lay head, Starr said: “Well, keep playing, that’s what’s left to do”. “This is just a gentle peace and love reminder that on July the 7th – my birthday – all I ask for is at noon, wherever you are in the world, you just go “Peace and Love, Peace and Love” and that will make my heart sing”.
The other Beatles knew it, even if too few outside of their circle did at the time.
Paul McCartney shared happy birthday wishes via Twitter.
He stole the spotlight in the Beatles’ breakout film A Hard Day’s Night (and even came up with the title), and that led to a principal role in Help! and then a separate movie career of his own later. The Beatles launched in 1960 as a quintet featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best on drums.
Ringo’s candour, wit and soul are the lifeblood of his music.
Can you believe Ringo Starr is 75 years old? It was good enough to get him inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Before Ringo Starr was one-fourth of the most famous pop group in history, he was Richard Starkey, a sickly child born July 7th, 1940, in Liverpool, England, and raised in and out of hospitals for most of his childhood.
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