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Ringo Starr Announces ‘Peace & Love’ Birthday Event At Capitol Tower

After the success of the first Peace & Love event, the celebration has expanded to over 30 events in 22 countries.

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Ringo Starr will return to the Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles for his annual Peace & Love Birthday event on 7 July at noon.

Since kicking off the inaugural event in 2008 at the Hard Rock Café Chicago, Starr has used his birthday to spread peace and love across the world, starting in New Zealand and ending in Hawaii.

After the success of the first Peace & Love event, the celebration has expanded to over 30 events in 22 countries, with Starr marking the 10th anniversary at the Hard Rock Café Nice.

“I’ve said it before, but I really can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday, or a better gift I could ask for, than peace and love,” Starr said in a statement.

“It’s so great how every year it keeps growing, with the wave of peace and love starting in the morning on July 7 in Australia and ending in Hawaii, with celebrations in all the time zones in between. I am so happy to be back at Capitol Records, and for our great sponsors who are carrying the message of peace and love around the world, like the David Lynch Foundation, Life is Good, SiriusXM, Modern Drummer and Starbucks. I also want to thank each and everyone of you for continuing to help spread peace and love, Ringo.”

This year’s event will also include tribute performances by Ben Kyle from ROMANTICA with Sara Watkins, and Southern California rock band The Jacks. Other special guests will include Barbara Starkey, director David Lynch, All Starr Alum Sheila E, Edgar Winter, Nils Lofgren, drummer Jim Keltner, Gregg Bissonette as well as friends Ed Begley Jr, Richard Lewis, T-Bone Burnett, Benmont Tench, and Life is Good founders Bert and John Jacobs with more to be announced soon.

There will also be a special premiere of an original song about peace and love composed for the occasion by students of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus in partnership with the South Central LA Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center. An official music video will follow featuring the students as well as guest artists and friends.

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