Ringo Starr turned 72 on Saturday. The Beatles drummer celebrated his birthday on Saturday with a “peace and love” moment at noon.
According to ABC, the pop icon asked his fans to do the same at noon in their time zones around the world.
“Wherever you are — on a bus, in the office, in the studio, hanging out … whatever you’re doing, at noon, just go, ‘Peace and love.’ That’s all I ask for my birthday. Peace and love.”
Starr has apparently been having a “peace and love” moment on his birthday since 2008. He had the idea in 2008 when a reporter asked him what he wanted for his birthday. Ringo, of course, wanted peace and love.
“It’s sort of catching on more and more, the more we do… We got lots of blogs from Japan and China and all over the world saying, `We did peace and love.’ So it’s working.”
Starr held his “peace and love” event this year at the Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville. Hundreds of Beatles fans turned out and sang “happy birthday” to the singer. They also, of course, chanted “peace and love” at noon.
Are you a fan of Ringo Starr? The Beatles drummer is currently on tour with his All Starr Band. The band features a rotating list of famous musicians. He is currently touring with Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Greg Rolie, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Bissonette and Mark Rivera.