NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The 1960s mop top is gone, but Ringo Starr is still flashing a peace sign.
The former Beatle marked his 72nd birthday in Nashville Saturday by holding a “peace and love” moment at noon. He asked people worldwide to do the same at 12 o’clock in their time zones.
The idea came to him in 2008 when an interviewer asked him what he wanted for his birthday. Since then, he has held events each year in cities such as New York, Chicago and Hamburg, Germany.
“It’s sort of catching on more and more, the more we do,” Starr said before the festivities. “We got lots of blogs from Japan and China and all over the world saying, ‘We did peace and love.’ So it’s working.”
Hundreds of fans joined Starr at Hard Rock Café, shouting “peace and love” at the magic hour and holding two fingers in the air. The crowd CLICK HERE