NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Ringo Starr proved that his popularity and appearance defy the rules of time when he celebrated his 70th birthday in Times Square on Tuesday.
Joined by wife Barbara Bach, family, friends and swarms of fans, with the looks and energy of someone decades younger, Starr led the crowd in a special ‘Peace and Love’ salute, running across traffic to greet fans throughout Times Square.
New York’s Radio City Music Hall hosted a special concert for Starr while the Metropolitan Museum of Art is celebrating Starr with a display of one of his drums given to him by Ludwig in 1964.
Starr was honored at the Hard Rock Café with a cake and ‘Happy Birthday’ chorus. Hard Rock also transported the Magical Mystery Tour Bus to New York’s Broadway in Times Square to celebrate the occasion.
Hamish Dodds, the President and CEO of Hard Rock International, presented Ringo with a gift of seven ‘Decades’ trees to be planted in New York City schoolyards in honor of the legendary rocker according to London’s Daily Mail. An additional 70 Peace and Love seedling trees were handed out to fans in a bid to spread the movement.
Starr began the Peace and Love movement in 2008 during an interview with Access Hollywood when he declared that what he wanted for his birthday was, “more peace and love,” according to London’s Daily Mail.
Starr asked everyone around the world to say “Peace and Love” at noon everyday by word, e-mail or any other form of communication, which took hold on Starr’s birthday in 2008 when he and Barbara Bach joined throngs of fans on the streets of Chicago in front of the Hard Rock Hotel to spread the Peace and Love. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers