Ringo Starr posted a message to followers about his annual upcoming Peace and Love birthday initiative, a practice he began in 2008 at Chicago’s Hard Rock Cafe.
When requested by a reporter what he would love for his birthday. His reply was… Peace and Love.
Since then, Ringo has invited everybody in all places to suppose, say or publish #peaceandlove at Noon native time on July seventh to satisfy his birthday want and encircle the planet in a wave of Peace and Love.
In the taped message Ringo tells followers, “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!”
Usually Ringo meets with followers in no matter metropolis he is in, a practice that started on July 7, 2008 when he convened with followers and pals on the streets in entrance of the Hard Rock Café in Chicago, passing out cupcakes and becoming a member of the group for “Peace and Love” precisely at Noon.
In the following years it has grown enormously and in 2019 there have been over 30 Peace & Love occasions in nations all world wide together with Argentina – Buenos Aires; Chascomus, Armenia – Yerevan Australia -Sydney, Bolivia – La Paz, Brazil – Sao Paulo, Columbia -Bogota, Costa Rica – San Jose, Cuba – Habana, Czech Republic – Prague, El Salvador – San Salvador, Estonia – Tallin, Finland – Helsinki, Germany – Hamburg and Halle, Italy – Venice, Japan – Osaka; Tokyo, Panama – Panama City, Paraguay -Asunción, Peru – Lima, Russia – Moscow, Spain – Barcelona; Madrid, United Kingdom – London; Liverpool, United States – Chicago; Minneapolis, Hawaii, Los Angeles, New York City.
2020’s pandemic prevented an in-person occasion, and Ringo as an alternative moved the celebration on-line, internet hosting “Ringo’s Big Birthday Show,” which featured unseen live performance and distinctive performances by Ringo, Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Ben Harper and Dave Grohl, Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark Jr and Sheila E. The present was broadcast globally by way of AXS, YouTube and Ceek and it benefitted Black Lives Matter Global Network, The David Lynch Foundation, Musicares and WaterAid.
Meanwhile the #peaceandlove posts got here from close to and far, with the Mars Rover and The International Space Station being the primary to want Ringo a Happy Birthday “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!”
HISTORY OF RINGO’S ANNUAL JULY 7 PEACE & LOVE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS:
2008 – Chicago, IL Hard Rock Cafe
2009 – Online marketing campaign together with in retailer salutes at Noon in any respect Hard Rock Cafes worldwide
2010 – New York City, NY: Hard Rock Cafe, Times Square
2011 – Hamburg, Germany: Hard Rock Cafe
2012 – Nashville, TN: Hard Rock Café
2013 – Online celebration together with 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
2017 – Los Angeles, CA: Capitol Records Tower
2018 – Nice, France: Hard Rock Café
2019 – Los Angeles, CA: Capitol Records Tower
2020 – Los Angeles, CA: Virtual celebration, “Ringo’s Big Birthday Show”
PEACE AND LOVE! HAPPY BIRTHDAY RINGO!
Source: Reel Chicago