Ringo Starr has asked fans to share peace and love with one another in his birthday.
The genial drummer and Beatles icon kicked off his birthday tradition in 2008 – when someone asked him what he wanted for his big day, he replied "peace and love!"
It's become an annual event, with Ringo Starr usually hosting in-person 'peace and love' events, accompanied by some guests.
In 2019 there was over 30 Peace & Love events across the globe, but the pandemic has prevented in-person events.
In a new message, Ringo Starr has invited fans across the world to get involved at noon on July 7th to wish each other peace and love.
He says: “I’m inviting everyone who wants to join the peace and love celebration for my birthday at Noon your time wherever you are, 7-7-21 – you can post it, you can say it, you can even think it – but it would be really cool if you go Peace and Love at noon on my birthday – so let’s spread peace and love on my birthday – c’mon everybody!”
The International Space Station are even getting involved, commenting: "From 260 miles above our home planet, NASA Astronauts wish Ringo Starr a happy 80th birthday! Since our orbiting laboratory operates in Greenwich Mean Time, or GMT, it’s officially July 7 – a perfect date to send #PeaceAndLove to everyone across the universe!"
Watch Ringo's message below.
Photo Credit: Scott Robert Ritchie
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