Ringo Starr is set to celebrate his 80th birthday in style.
A YouTube bash, titled “Ringo’s Big Birthday Show”, will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, featuring performances by Starr, Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Ben Harper and Dave Grohl, Gary Clark Jr., Sheila E., Sheryl Crow & a few guest surprises along the way.
The show will benefit the Black Lives Matter Global Network, the David Lynch Foundation, MusiCares, and WaterAid through Starr’s Lotus Foundation.
Starr and Barbara Starkey founded the Lotus Foundation to fund, support, participate in and promote charitable projects aimed at advancing social welfare in diverse areas.
The organization will be dispersing all donations raised from “The Big Birthday Show” evenly between the above four charities doing important, vital work around the world.
Ahead of the show, Starr and wife Barbara Bach took some time to visit his Peace and Love statue in Beverly Hills.
Meanwhille, Birthday messages have been pouring in for Starr, from the Twitter profiles of Yoko Ono, The Beatles, and John Lennon, and others.
Happy Birthday Ringo! ✌️❤️⭐️
— John Lennon (@johnlennon) July 7, 2020
Happy Birthday, Ringo! pic.twitter.com/ZtfmWIDrEM
— The Beatles (@thebeatles) July 7, 2020
Happy, Happy Birthday Ringo!
lots of peace and love, yoko ✌️❤️ pic.twitter.com/PgvkQAQ37R
— Yoko Ono (@yokoono) July 7, 2020
— Paul (@itspaulactually) July 7, 2020
— Steven A Banass (@StevenABanass) July 7, 2020
A tremendously talented musician and an equally talented narrator.
— TheRealXboxNerd (@TheRealXboxNerd) July 7, 2020