Saturday, May 25, 2024

Ringo Starr Brings the Peace and Love for His 83rd Birthday, Forever Beatle Remains Eternally Young


Peace and Love were in abundance at a Beverly Hills park on Friday as Sir Ringo Starr, forever a Beatle, hosted his 15th annual birthday celebration.  Ringo is now an age defying looking 83!  

Sir Ringo led his pals and lucky onlookers to chant Peace And Love, right at noon.  Ringo was clad in a blue camouflage jacket and had his equally youthful looking wife actress Barbara Bach, 75 at his side along with her sister Marjorie Bach and her husband, Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh.

Ringo was asked how he remains fit at the age of 83 to which he responded:  “I exercise and diet and my overall health is good.”  He then added, “It’s really all about and comes down to promoting peace and love. That is how it works and it is still working out for me today.” 

The really named Richard Starkey Ringo gpes backon tour September 15th with his All Starr Band including Edgar Winter and Steve Lukather of Toto.  He talked to the press about the new and final Beatles single coming out later in the year; a John Lennon demo from the 70s that has been cleaned u vocally, with George Harrison guitar solo, and Ringo and Paul adding new vocals and instruments.

“It’s not down to AI,” Starr said. “It’s not like we’re pretending anything. That is actually John’s voice, Paul’s voice and bass playing, George on rhythm guitar and me on drums. And the two things that are new are Paul’s bass and me on drums. I really worked at it just months ago here. And it works. It’s a beautiful song. You know, for all the madness going on around it, it’s still a beautiful track. And it is our last track.”  The song is called “Now and Then,” and it’s unclear if some kind of album is attached to it– rarities maybe.

Joe Walsh also refuted the news that The Eagles latest tour is their last.  “We’re gonna play till we can’t, or play till nobody comes, whichever comes first. But they’re still coming, so why stop? That’s the only thing we know how to do.” He may be in denial since the band has announced its Farewell Tour ending in 2025.

A band that included guitarist Blake Mills, King Tuff and legendary drummer Jim Keltner, played Ringo’s hits like “Photograph,” “Don’t Pass Me By,” “It Don’t Come Easy,” and “Back Off Boogaloo,” while Ringo and Barbara boogied from the front row. Ringo, after he cut his cake, told the crowd that, “I’ve got another hundred years in me!”  Notables included Diane Warren, Lyle Lovett, Richard Mar and his wife Daisy Fuentes, Ed Begley Jr, Benmont Tench, Fred Armisen, and famed Carole King bassist Leland Sklar. 

Leah Sydney
Leah Sydney
Leah Sydney writes from Los Angeles for A seasoned journalist with a long history during the halcyon days of the NY Daily News, Leah is a member of the Critics Choice and Rotten Tomatoes.

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