Skip to content

Ringo Starr’s 75th Birthday Celebration At Capitol Records, Tuesday July 7th 2015 Review

ringo

Ringo

 

The problem with an event involving one of the Beatles, is that all the fans are retired and so totally available! In consequence, even though the event is in the middle of the day, people show up in mass… And of course some may have even skipped work to attend Ringo Starr’s birthday party at the Capitol Records building.

I arrived almost two hours before the time — and that’s dedication — but the front of the building was already full of people, mostly ‘old’ people, but it is insane to qualify Beatles’ fans of old, these people have kept the fire in their belly, they are still excited to see one of the two Beatles left on earth, and they still believe that peace and love can change the world… it is so refreshing. Call them naïve, call them childish, I don’t care because I am one of them!

Ringo Starr is 75 today and it is hard to believe for so many reasons: first of all he doesn’t look like 75 at all, he looks thin and athletic, and secondly, 75 is three quarters of a century and the Beatles can’t possibly that old, never!

Around 11 am, a guy (I didn’t get his name) played two Ringo Starr songs on guitar, ‘Walk With You’ and ‘Photograph’ and he was followed by a sort of bluegrass band with banjo and washboard, which playfully performed ‘It don’t Come Easy’, Boys’ and of course ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’.. and Ringo was surrounded by many of his friends when he arrived on the small stage set up in front of the Capitol Records building a little bit before noon. Funny comedian Richard Lewis, ‘the only talking Jew’ around introduced Ringo, and I recognized Eagles guitarist-songwriter Joe Walsh with his wife (Barbara Bach’s sister), filmmaker David Lynch (the meditation believer), musician Edgar Winter, drummer Matt Sorum, among others. There were celebrities in the VIP section (Ed Begley Jr. was just in front of me) and the crowd began to push and scream as if they were seeing the Beatles in the 60’s…

There was a lot of talk about peace and love, the subject of the day: ‘This is great that you’re participating in this,’ said Ringo, ‘I’m so glad you all came out. This is great support. All this support for `Peace and Love.’ How great is that?’ After the countdown till noon, he encouraged everyone to make the peace sign.

I thought I would never be able to take a decent pic, I got into a fight with the cheering crowd to see something, but it was a lot of fun, as I am always impressed by the Beatles fans’ true love and passion! Ringo got to cut the giant cake in front of us, and people gave us white ‘peace and love’ wristbands and even commemorative cookies, but I am not sure I will ever eat them.

75 years is a landmark in life, but Ringo looked as young as ever. I even got to catch his limo exiting the Capitol Records parking lot, and he rolled down his window and gave us another peace sign… Love and Peace, certainly the meme of the day, which should be the meme of every day.

 

Untitled 3

Untitled 2

IMG_1815 copy

IMG_1828 copy

 

Many more pictures of the event here

Leave a Comment





Amazon_Smile_logo
LET-ME-HELP-LOGO

Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at smile.amazon.com

Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace’s documentary “Meet Me in the Bathroom” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 26, 2022 |

enthralling rock documentary with a laser vision

Brief Encounters: New Album Releases 1-14-22- 1-20-22

By Iman Lababedi | January 26, 2022 |

folk Americana half the time, country the other

Damon Albarn Falls In A Social Media Abyss After Dissing Taylor Swift

By Alyson Camus | January 26, 2022 |

What was he thinking?

After The Best Governors Ball In Years, The Worst Governors Ball In Years

By Iman Lababedi | January 25, 2022 |

The line up simply isn’t there…

US Top 10 Singles Tracking 1-14-22 – 1-20-22

By Iman Lababedi | January 25, 2022 |

ten cumulative weeks

Rocky Kramer’s Rock & Roll Tuesdays Presents “Winter Rock” On Tuesday January 25th, 7 PM PT on Twitch

By Meredith Grant | January 24, 2022 |

Rocky Kramer will be hosting “Winter Rock” on this week’s episode of Rocky Kramer’s Rock & Roll Tuesdays on Twitch.

US Top 10 Albums Tracking 1-14-22 – 1-20-22

By Iman Lababedi | January 24, 2022 |

he has just become the biggest man in musicals AGAIN!

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Albums 1-28-22 – 2-3-22

By Iman Lababedi | January 24, 2022 |

might be a huge album for the Colombian reggaeton and Latin pop superstar

Why Has Adele Canceled Her Las Vegas Residency At The Last Minute?

By Alyson Camus | January 24, 2022 |

“Half my team have Covid and it’s been impossible to finish the show”

Biding Our Time: Sunday, January 23rd, 2022

By Iman Lababedi | January 23, 2022 |

the goat and not the G.O.A.T

Scroll To Top