We celebrate the oldest living Beatle with a submarine ride through his overlooked 70s solo catalogue
Ringo Starr had John Lennon by five months when he was born on July 8, 1940–making him the old man of The Beatles from the moment he replaced Pete Best in the drummer’s seat.
Now the man known to Her Majesty as Sir Richard Starkey MBE is 80, and shows no signs of letting the beginning of his golden years get in the way of singing his songs with his friends. And that’s just what he did yesterday, in fact, with a charity livestream featuring performances by Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Ben Harper, Dave Grohl, Gary Clark Jr., Sheila E., Sheryl Crow and others to benefit such worthwhile causes as Black Lives Matter Global Network, the David Lynch Foundation, MusiCares and WaterAid.
VIDEO: Ringo Starr’s Big Birthday Show
To celebrate 80 years of this funny, witty, caring and ridiculously talented man who helped raise us all, the Rock & Roll Globe offers you this mixtape centered around Ringo’s unfairly maligned solo output in the 1970s from Sentimental Journey to Bad Boy. It would be the hope of the small cult fanbase surrounding this catalogue may one day see the reissue campaign it deserves.
Happy 80, Ringo. We love you. #PeaceandLove