Ringo turn 80 and celebrates with one-hour online gig
Music legend Ringo Starr has turned 80, celebrating with an online gig to support the Black Lives Matter movement and several charities.
The Beatles’ drummer was joined by former bandmate Paul McCartney and celebrities including Dave Grohl, the longest-serving drummer for Nirvana, and singer-songwriter-actor Sheryl Crow, according to City Times.
Ringo traditionally marks his birthdays with performances – usually with fellow musicians and hundreds of fans – but not in this pandemic year.
He said before the gig: “This year is going to be a little different. There’s no big get-together, there’s no brunch for 100.
“But we’re putting this show together – an hour of music and chat. It’s quite a big birthday.”
“I love playing with Paul,” Ringo told Rolling Stone magazine. “He’s still, for me, the finest, most melodic bass player in the world, and I love what he does.
“But you see, this is when you realise I’ve said that for 40 years.
“I’m still saying the same line.”