- Title: Ringo Starr talks McCartney collaboration on birthday
- Date: 8th July 2017
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - SEPTEMBER 15, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF STARR WITH FELLOW BEATLES MEMBER PAUL MCCARTNEY
- Embargoed: 22nd July 2017 00:08
- Keywords: Ringo Starr Paul McCartney birthday peace and love Beatles Capitol Records building David Lynch Joe Walsh
- Location: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES;
- City: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES;
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Music
- Reuters ID: LVA0026OQ03M5
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- Story Text:Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr celebrated his 77th birthday in Hollywood on Friday (July 7) with the announcement that he is releasing a new album and it features his former bandmate Paul McCartney.
"Well we are still mates. He's out on the road, he's got his own life, I'm out on the road a lot making records and he was in town so I called him and I said 'I've got this track that for you to play on'" explained Starr before the celebrations at midday, where the gathered crowd were encouraged to chant 'Peace and Love'.
Starr praised the former Beatles frontman saying "he's just the most melodic bass player in the world" and "I just love him but I love the way he plays."
McCartney features on two tracks from Starr's upcoming "Give More Love" album on the tracks "Show Me the Way", which was a song dedicated to Starr's wife Barbara Bach, and "We're on the Road Again."
Starr annually holds his birthday celebrations in public and this year, he invited guests including his band member and brother-in-law, Joe Walsh as well as 'Twin Peaks' director David Lynch to join in on his 'Peace and Love' message on stage in front of the Capitol Records building.
When asked why he wanted more love in the world, the 77-year-old said "There is a lot of trouble in the world, a lot of violence in the world and a lot of starvation and a lot of people without water. I'm a big supporter of Water Aid because everyone should at least have water, so it's not all bombs and guns, a lot of it is situations where people are really in trouble."
Starr's new album "Give More Love" is slated to be released on September 15.
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