RINGO STARR’s BIG BIRTHDAY SHOW

Posted: July 8, 2020 in MUSIC
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Happy 80th Birthday Ringo! The Big Birthday Show is a Starr-studded charity broadcast with featured performances by Ringo, Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Ben Harper and Dave Grohl, Gary Clark Jr., Sheila E., Sheryl Crow & more, plus additional guest surprises! Show to benefit Black Lives Matter, The David Lynch Foundation, MusiCares & WaterAid through Ringo’s Lotus Foundation. Ringo & Barbara Starkey founded The Lotus Foundation to fund, support, participate in and promote charitable projects aimed at advancing social welfare in diverse areas.

Ringo Starr turns 80 on July 7th, and he’s planning to celebrate with Ringo’s Big Birthday Show, a virtual charity concert that will hit YouTube at 8 p.m. EST that night. The show will include a mix of at-home performances and unearthed concert footage from Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark, Jr., Sheila E, Ben Harper, and others. “I love birthdays,” Starr says in the latest episode of the Rolling Stone Interview: Special Edition.  “This year is going to be a little different. There’s no big get-together, there’s no brunch for 100. But we’re putting this show together – an hour of music and chat. It’s quite a big birthday.”

The show will also include the debut of a new, guest-laden version of Starr’s 2017 song “Give More Love,” with Jackson Browne, Jeff Bridges, Elvis Costello, Willie Nelson, and others. Starr will also debut a series of tribute performances on his YouTube channel, from artists including Steve Earle, Peter Frampton, and Judy Collins.

The Lotus Foundation will be dispersing all donations raised from The Big Birthday Show evenly between 4 organizations doing important, vital work around the world: Black Lives Matter Global Network, The David Lynch Foundation, MusiCares & WaterAid. Please go to RingoStarr.com or text RINGO to 707070 to donate. (Texting U.S. only) 

The producers would like to thank Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, Olivia Harrison & everyone at Apple Corps for their support. Please read about the work of these organizations and consider donating toward their causes: https://www.blacklivesmatter.com https://www.davidlynchfoundation.org https://www.grammy.com/musicares https://www.wateraid.org

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