Ringo Starr enjoys peaceful birthday
The Sixties mop-top may be gone, but Ringo Starr is still showing the peace sign.
The former Beatle marked his 72nd birthday in Nashville, Tennessee, at the weekend, by holding a “peace and love” moment at noon and asked people worldwide to do the same at 12pm in their own time zones.
Hundreds of fans joined Starr at the Hard Rock Cafe on Saturday, shouting “peace and love” at the magic hour and holding two fingers in the air.
Celebrities such as American country singer Vince Gill and Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh surrounded him on stage.
The crowd sang Happy Birthday and the chorus of Give Peace A Chance.
Organisers presented Starr with a star magnolia tree that will be planted nearby.
He also cut a cake shaped like a flower pot with a giant sunflower growing out of it.
Starr has held birthday celebrations in the United States before, in Chicago and New York, and in Hamburg, Germany.
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