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6Jul/20

RINGO’S BIG BIRTHDAY SHOW

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Who: Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Ben Harper, Dave Grohl, Sheila E., Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark Jr., Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Peter Frampton, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Keb Mo, Willie Nelson
What: Ringo Starr’s eightieth birthday celebration
Where: Ringo Starr website and YouTube channel
When: Tuesday, July 7, free (donations accepted), 8:00
Why: No matter what side of any argument you are on these days, we can all use a whole lotta peace and love — and Richard Starkey is just the man to bring it to us. The Liverpudlian better known as Ringo Starr turns eighty on July 7, and he’s celebrating with a gynormous virtual party that everyone is invited to. Among his special guests chiming in with music and congratulations from wherever they’re sheltering in place are Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Ben Harper, Dave Grohl, Sheila E., Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark Jr., 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. It’s free to watch, but Ringo is soliciting donations for Black Lives Matter Global Network, the David Lynch Foundation, MusiCares, and WaterAid. You can also honor Ringo and his wife, Barbara, by posting #peaceandlove Tuesday at noon all over social media.

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