Ringo Starr Once Again Wants "Peace & Love" For His July 7 Birthday

by VVN Music

Ringo Starr will turn 77 on July 7 and, for the tenth straight year, he wants to bring people together in the name of "Peace and Love".

The tradition started in 2008 in Chicago when Ringo gathered fans for a short ceremony. He has since taken it to New York, Hamburg, Nashville and, for the last three years, in Los Angeles at the Capitol Records Tower.

Once again, Ringo is asking fans to come to Capitol in L.A. at noon on July 7 for what is being called "a moment of peace and love". He has also asked those around the world to post #PeaceandLove in social media at noon the same day.

This year, there will also be sister gatherings around the world that have been organized by fans with the locations list growing all the time. For now, the following cities will see local Peace and Love gatherings:
  • Africa, Juba, South Sudan 
  • Antarctica, South Pole 
  • Argentina, Buenos Aires 
  • Brazil, Rio de Janiero 
  • Brazil, Sao Paulo
  • Costa Rica, San José
  • El Salvador, San Salvador 
  • Haiti, Port Au Prince 
  • India, Bijauri 
  • New Zealand, Masterson 
  • Panama, Panama City
  • Peru, Lima
  • Russia, Moscow
  • UK, London, England 
  • USA, Fairfield, Iowa
  • USA, Las Vegas, Nevada
More cities and details will be posted on Ringo's Facebook page in the Events section as it becomes available. 

Ringo said “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday, or a better gift I could ask for, than Peace & Love. How great that this idea keeps growing and spreading. Thanks to everyone supporting it. Peace & Love, Ringo.”

Previous Peace and Love gatherings:
  • 2008 – Chicago, IL USA
  • 2009 –Online campaign including in store salutes at Noon at all Hard Rock Cafes worldwide
  • 2010 – New York City, NY: Hard Rock Café, Times Square
  • 2011 – Hamburg, Germany: Hard Rock Café
  • 2012 – Nashville, TN: Hard Rock Café
  • 2013 – Online celebration including a video message from Ringo
  • 2014 – Los Angeles, CA: Capitol Records Tower
  • 2015 - Los Angeles, CA: Capitol Records Tower
  • 2016 - Los Angeles, CA: Capitol Records Tower

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