Birthdays. Some of us want money. Others want to get wasted in a bikini bar. But not the newly 70 [lastfm]Ringo Starr[/lastfm]: all he needs is peace and love. A couple of years ago, when asked what he wanted for his birthday, the [lastfm]Beatles [/lastfm] beatmaster started “Peace and Love” Day.
Not only has this tradition become viral, but so has the party. Over five places in the world will be throwing a [lastfm]Ringo[/lastfm]’s Birthday/’Peace and Love’ Celebration. Find out more about how you can participate after the break!
In 2008, when a television reporter asked [lastfm]Ringo Starr[/lastfm] what he wanted for his birthday he said, “Peace and love.” He urged other advocates of peace and love to join together at noon their time and say the words “peace and love.” This action is meant to resonate around the world so we can all feel the peace and love at the same time.
It’s too late to attend the parties at Capital Records in Los Angeles, on Abbey Road, or the different Hard Rock’s around the country, and it’s also not noon Los Angeles time anymore, but this year you can Facebook it at Facebook.com/Beatles, make a YouTube message, or Twitter it with the hashtag #ringolove2010.
If none of that makes sense, here is [lastfm]Ringo Starr[/lastfm] explaining to the world what to do:
Starr looks amazing for seventy. How is it that British rock stars can fall into deeper pits of hedonism than American ones and still come out looking cool at seventy? Maybe it’s all that peace and love!
Happy Birthday, Ringo!