Ringo Starr: Happy 70th birthday!

ringo-starr-birthdayImage Credit: John Shearer/WireImage.com; Cake: Stone Sub/Getty ImagesLet’s all wish a hearty “Happy birthday!” to Ringo Starr, who was born Richard Starkey exactly 70 years ago today. This milestone will no doubt make many people other than the legendary drummer feel old. Easy solution: Throw on a Beatles album, or better yet, find A Hard Day’s Night on DVD. The world has yet to discover a superior source of renewable youthful energy than the twentysomething Starr’s steady drumbeats and silly faces.

Perhaps you think Ringo is owed a birthday gift of some sort in return for this legacy of awesomeness. What do you get a 70-year-old Beatle — a yellow submarine? Maybe just a nicely framed photograph? Luckily, the man himself has already anticipated this question. In a video posted on his official site, he asks fans around the world to say the words “Peace and Love” and flash a peace sign at 12 noon today in their respective time zones. Get ready!

Check out Starr’s birthday video after the jump, then share your best wishes in the comments section. While you’re at it, let us know your favorite Ringo music moments, whether from the Beatles or his long and successful solo career.

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  • Moe

    Ringo Starr ain’t got no pancake mix!
    (Side Note):
    EW, Stop deleting my pancake mix comments. They are epic! Everyone loves them. Don’t be a bunch of Nazis and start deleting people’s comments. Leave them alone!

    • Barry

      I don’t love them. They are STUPID

    • Person Who Talks

      No, we don’t all love them. They’re annoying!!! Anyway, coming from a fellow drummer, peace and love Mr. Starr.

    • Jackie

      Hahaha, RWJ!! ftw <333 your amazing for saying that.

    • Hater

      You’re a bleeding idiot!

  • Jennifer Kate

    70! Peace and love, Ringo! :)

  • Nancy Howard

    Still love ya, Ringo. Happy Birthday. Peace and Love!

  • Curtis Mayfield

    PEACE and LOVE, RINGO!!!

  • Deb M

    Happy B-Day RINGO!!!! Love you forever

  • Hal B

    Peace & Love, Peace & Love – Happy Birthday Ritchie! The Beatles music will live on forever…

  • K.Senn

    Peace and Love…Happy Birthday Ringo!

  • Frances in California

    Peace and Love, Ringo! You were always my fave . . .

  • bill blake

    happy birthday ringo. you’re still talentless. way to get lucky dude!

    • UncleWalty

      you’re completely mistaken about that

    • LAndrew

      bill blake. Ringo loves you anyway. peace & love to you always.

  • David Slater

    Buy “Y Not”; it’s a great album. (P.S. so is “Liverpool 8″)

  • dh71

    peace and love, ringo! happy birthday! you’ve always been my favorite!

  • Susan Wells

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RINGO! I’m at work, but had my daughter send a video of my 5 year old granddaughter, Katie giving you “Peace and Love”. Thanks for all the wonderful memories. You are the only ‘Beatle’ that I have seen live, in concert, and you and the All-Star Band were fantastic – it was a great night!

  • Garry

    Happy Birthday,Ringo! I’ve been an obsessed Beatles fan all my life.

    But can we please, someday, see a new photo of you without the sunglasses and without the peace sign?

  • G.R.

    Happy 70th, Ringo. Peace and love! :)

  • Jason

    Wow, he looks good for seventy!! (Had to say that first!) Ringo, I didn’t catch the news ’til after twelve, so I’ll say it now, “PEACE AND LOVE!!” I turned 45 last week, & my Dad (postulmously) turns 80 tomorrow. God bless you, Ringo, and Happy Birthday!!

    • ps in seattle

      You are so right, he looks amazing at 70! Ringo, you always bring a smile to my face. Wishing you a birthday filled with Peace and Love!

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