WATCH: Ringo Starr's Big Birthday Show

music news 10/07/2020

Did you catch Ringo Starr's birthday live stream this week?

The fantastic hour-long "peace and love and rock and roll" stream was one of the best 80th birthday celebrations we have ever seen.

The Ringo Starr Big Birthday Show featured Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Gary Clark Jr., Sheryl Crow, Sheila E, Ben Harper and many more.

Starr kicked off his birthday show with 'It Don't Come Easy', a song that he said George Harrison helped him write. "I can write it all, but I can't end it, so he'd end my songs for me," Starr said. He also paid tribute to his Beatle brother in the sax solo, yelling, "Hare Krishnaaaa!"

Starr's wife, Barbara Bach then sang 'Happy birthday dear Richie' before introducing his longtime collaborator Joe Walsh.

Guest star Joe Walsh and Ringo Starr

Starr also performed a long-distanced drum duet with Sheila E. for the iconic Beatles track, 'Come Together' and she mixed in a Jesse Jackson speech and a snippet of 'Revolution'. Next up was Gary Clark Jr. who reprised 'Come Together' with a blues guitar. Ben Harper and Dave Grohl performed a duet performance via Zoom. Sheryl Crow performed a one-woman-band cover of 'All You Need is Love', playing the ukelele, cello and the accordion. Joe Walsh then covered a special Beatles track, 'Boys'. Sir Macca appearance in live footage from Dodger Stadium almost one year ago. Starr and McCartney played 'Helter Skelter' before Walsh presented a birthday cake to Starr.

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr playing 'Helter Skelter'

There were also many birthday messages from the likes of David Lynch, Bettye LaVette, Bob Geldof, Nils Lofgren, Peter Frampton, Olivia Harrison and Mick Fleetwood, Edgar Winter, Roy Orbison Jr., Starr's great-granddaughter, and so many more.

Re-watch his birthday show above.