The Lebron James free agent saga will finally come to a close tomorrow night and all throughout the day today the internet was flooded with NBA rumors. I admit it, I fell into the trap and refreshed twitter far more then a stable human being should. I am consumed. But, while James may be the ultimate star tomorrow, a certain Starr celebrated his 70th birthday today. And, as a present, he just wants “Peace and Love.”
He celebrated his birthday tonight with a little help from his All-Star Band at Radio City Music Hall.
What’s the best part of still playing music?
“Playing with other musicians,” said Ringo.
The now 70-year-old musician, born Richard Starkey in Liverpool, has gone a long way from appendicitis at six and chronic pleurisy at 13 which caused him to be placed in a sanatorium for two years. Can you imagine that after Ringo replaced former Beatles’ drummer Pete Best as the band’s drummer, fans of Best protested by shouting, “Pete, forever! Ringo, never.” How wrong they would be. Ringo has persevered through challenges and has become one of the most liked drummers of all time. He also is pretty darn talented if you ask me.
Here is Ringo with his drum solo in “The End”
Happy Birthday Ringo!