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Ringo Starr celebrates 75th birthday

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 01:10

Veteran Beatles drummer, Ringo Starr, celebrates his 75th birthday with a message of 'peace and love' for fans. Francis Maguire reports.

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The crowds were out in Los Angeles for the birthday celebration of a Beatles legend. Ringo Starr turned 75 - and he was asking everyone to join him in a global demonstration of peace and love. He wanted fans on social media to use the hashtag #PeaceandLove at noon. It's a tradition he started ten years ago when he was asked a simple question during an interview. SOUNDBITE Singer, Ringo Starr, saying (English): "I was asked the question, 'what would you like for your birthday' and I said, well it would be great if everybody in the world could say peace and love, peace and love at noon on July the 7th. So, people are doing it. I am blessed." Starr made his name with The Beatles during his twenties. And he still thinks of himself as a man with a young mind. SOUNDBITE Singer, Ringo Starr, saying (English): "You know I'm 24 in my head. That's the deal. Yeah there are many years but in my head I'm 24." Starr is proving that he feels fit and young by saying he'll keep on drumming for the foreseeable future.

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Ringo Starr celebrates 75th birthday

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 01:10