RINGO STARR announces plans to celebrate his birthday Thursday, July 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, inviting family, friends and the public to come together in a moment of Peace & Love at Noon. This annual event will take place in front of the Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, California.
Ringo also invites everyone everywhere to think, say, or post #PeaceandLove at noon their local time, thus generating a wave of Peace & Love that moves over the planet on July 7 starting at noon in New Zealand and ending at noon in Hawaii.
The Peace & Love birthday celebration was a concept born in 2008 when Ringo was asked in an interview “what would you like for your birthday” He replied: “more Peace & Love.” This marked the beginning of a yearly tradition where Ringo has hosted events all over the world including NYC’s Time Square and Chicago, to Hamburg, Germany and Capitol Records in L.A.
“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday, or a better gift I could ask for, than Peace & Love. How great that this idea keeps growing and spreading. Thanks to everyone supporting it. Peace & Love, Ringo.”
This annual celebration of ‘Peace & Love’ continues to expand every year, embraced by people all over the world. It has also been supported by sponsors, who help spread the message and make these events possible. This year they include Sirius XM (home of The Beatles Channel), Modern Drummer and The David Lynch Foundation.
For 2017 fans have organized several international locations hosting live ‘Peace & Love’ events, details of which will be listed on Ringo’s Facebook page under “Events.”
A reminder to all who would like to participate, you don’t have to go anywhere, or say anything, you can just think "Peace & Love," anywhere you are, at work for example, or otherwise busy, and know you are still contributing Peace & Love to the moment.
For those wanting to gather together, locations so far include (with more to be added soon):
Africa, Juba, South Sudan
Antarctica, South Pole
Argentina, Buenos Aires
Brazil, Rio de Janiero
Brazil, Sao Paulo
Costa Rica, San José
El Salvador, San Salvador
Haiti, Port Au Prince
New Zealand, Masterson
Panama, Panama City
UK, London, England
USA, Fairfield, Iowa
USA, Las Vegas, Nevada
USA, Los Angeles, California* with Ringo
HISTORY OF RINGO’S ANNUAL JULY 7th PEACE & LOVE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS:
2008 – Chicago, IL USA
2009 –Online campaign including in store salutes at Noon at all Hard Rock Cafes worldwide
2010 – New York City, NY: Hard Rock Café, Times Square
2011 – Hamburg, Germany: Hard Rock Café
2012 – Nashville, TN: Hard Rock Café
2013 – Online celebration including a video message from Ringo
2014 – Los Angeles, CA: Capitol Records Tower
2015 - Los Angeles, CA: Capitol Records Tower
2016 - Los Angeles, CA: Capitol Records Tower
Photo Credit: Scott Robert Ritchie