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Peace and love! Happy birthday to Ringo Starr!!

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 31: Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band perform at Kings Theatre on October 31, 2015 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

Happy Birthday to the Beatles‘ Ringo Starr!!! As always, Ringo has asked his friends and fans to celebrate the occasion, wherever they may be, at 12 noon local time, to flash the peace sign and declare Ringo’s signature phrase out loud — “Peace and love!”

Airing today at on Ringo’s YouTube channel at 7 pm CT is “Ringo’s Big Birthday Show!”  The show will include unique home performances as well as never before seen concert footage from Ringo and his All Starr BandPaul McCartney and Joe Walsh — as well as Gary Clark Jr.Sheryl CrowSheila E. and Ben Harper, with more artists still to be announced.

The broadcast will also feature the premiere of a guest star version of Ringo’s “Give More Love” that was created to benefit MusiCares and features Jeff BridgesJackson BrowneT Bone BurnetteElvis CostelloRodney CrowellSteve EarlePeter FramptonRay Wylie HubbardKenny LogginsMichael McDonaldKeb Mo, and Willie Nelson.

Additionally there will be a playlist of unique tribute performances on Ringo’s YouTube channel. This will include musicians who have previously recorded Ringo’s songs, performances from past birthday celebrations as well as some new versions which artists will be posting on their socials. Fans should be on the look-out for musical tributes from Elvis Costello, Peter Frampton, Gregg RolieBen FoldsBen DickeyBettye LaVette, Colin HayJudy CollinsRichard Marx, Steve Earle, Steve Lukather, and many more.