Ringo Starr of The Beatles turned 70 today, and his request for presents was quite simple: the drummer asked fans to flash peace signs and say the words “Peace and Love” at noon. I guess that makes Ringo the only person to effectively promote world peace.
Ringo was born Richard Starkey and is the oldest of The Beatles. Starr contributed some of the most original and memorable Fab Four songs, such as “Octopus’s Garden,” and has been active since the group’s disbanding. Starr has dabbled in acting and directing and continued to play music. Starr’s current project is the All-Star Band with a rotating line-up of stars, including Peter Frampton, Who bassist John Entwistle and Dr. John.