Ringo Starr will celebrate his 80th birthday with an all-star concert online. Photo: Contributed

Ringo Starr will celebrate his 80th birthday with online concert featuring Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh and many others

Ringo Starr will celebrate his 80th birthday with an all-star, online benefit concert.

“Ringo’s Big Birthday Show” will air at 8 p.m. ET on July 7 with home performances and previously unseen concert footage from Starr, Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Gary Clark Jr., Sheryl Crow, Sheila E, Ben Harper and others.

The broadcast – on Starr’s YouTube channel – will benefit Black Lives Matter Global Network, the David Lynch Foundation, MusiCares and WaterAid.

Starr will also premiere a new version of “Give More Love,” which was created to benefit MusiCares and features Jeff Bridges, Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnette, Elvis Costello, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Peter Frampton, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Keb Mo and Willie Nelson.

Along with the birthday content, Starr’s YouTube channel will feature a playlist of tribute performances from past birthday celebrations, as well as new versions of familiar songs from a lineup including Ben Folds, Ben Dickey, Bettye LaVette, Colin Hay, Elvis Costello, Gregg Rolie, Judy Collins, Peter Frampton, Richard Marx, Steve Earle, Steve Lukather and more.

The Beatles drummer is also encouraging fans to think, say or post #peaceandlove at noon local time on July 7.

Starr and his All Starr Band rescheduled their 2020 tour and will play Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on June 22-23, 2021. 

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.  
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