Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr set for virtual Beatles mini-reunion on drummer's 80th birthday
The former Beatles bandmates will be joining musician Sheryl Crow for a star-studded, hour-long virtual celebration on July 7 on Ringo Starr's YouTube channel at noon
Sir James Paul McCartney and Sir Richard Starkey, better known as Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr of the Beatles, the iconic pop-rock band who ruled the charts during the 1960s, will be reuniting soon. They are the only surviving members of the Beatles since John Lennon was tragically killed in 1980 and George Harrison passed away back in 2001 after a battle with lung cancer. This epic get-together between the beloved bassist and the evergreen drummer comes on the occasion of Ringo's 80th birthday, which he will be celebrating on July 7. However, due to the ongoing social distancing protocols in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, it will be an online meet-up instead of a lavish party with friends and family present.
It was recently revealed that the former Beatles bandmates would be joining Sheryl Crow for a star-studded, hour-long virtual celebration on July 7 on Ringo Starr's YouTube channel at noon. The soon-to-be octogenarian revealed that he originally had big plans in store because he wanted to celebrate his 80th birthday bash in style. For his upcoming festivities, Ringo's extended family was due to fly in from England to Los Angeles, where the drummer now resides with his wife Barbara Bach in a Beverly Hills mansion. But due to the recent coronavirus crisis, which essentially ground the world to a halt for over three months, those plans had to be scuppered and a Plan B was mooted in the form of a virtual celebration.
Speaking about the occasion, Ringo said, “I love birthdays. This year is going to be a little different. There’s no big get-together, there’s no brunch for 100 and no gangs of people outside,” he revealed. “But we’re putting this show together – a TV hour of music and chat. I had big plans for all my kids and grandkids coming from England and my pals to have a huge thing. That is just how it is.”
You can catch up with Ringo's 80th birthday bash on his official YouTube channel at 12 noon (local time) on July 7 on YouTube.To make matters even more special, Ringo’s online hour of festivities with McCartney and Sheryl will be helping raise money for some important charities, including Black Lives Matter Global Network, MusiCares, and WaterAid. So make sure you tune in for all the glorious Beatles nostalgia and don't forget to make a donation, if you can afford to do so as well.