Ringo Starr Talks About New Beatles Song, Turns 83 at Birthday Reunion

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Ringo StarrAs always, it’s all about P&Z charts, and that’s not profit or loss. On Friday, as was his custom, on the occasion of his birthday – his 83rd birthday this year – there was a worldwide audience in Beverly Hills park at PT at noon to get local friends to chant “peace and love” while Beatles fans admired his youthful appearance and demeanor. He watched, staying put and wondering if there was any way to get what he had.

brother-in-law Joe Walsh His wives joined him for the event, as did his sisters Barbara and Marjorie Bach. Coincidentally, both Starr and Walsh have been part of the headline news lately – the first because of an upcoming Beatles single, the second because of the announcement of an Eagles farewell tour. The two stars spoke to the press about these headlines, among other things, before the late-morning party began in earnest.

Guests at Joe Walsh, Ringo Starr and Ringo Starr’s Annual Peace and Love Birthday Celebration on July 7, 2023, in Beverly Hills, California.
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As Paul McCartney did recently, Starr took the time to sing a final Beatles single, set to be released this year, based on a John Lennon demo that McCartney, Starr and George Harrison considered making a Beatles track in the ’90s. spouse Negative Despite the advanced technology used to make Fabs back to full four, it’s an AI-driven project.

“It’s not dependent on artificial intelligence,” Starr said. “It’s not like we’re doing anything. It’s actually John’s voice, Paul’s voice, and the bass player, George on the rhythm guitar, and me on the drums. And the two things that are new are Paul’s bass and I’m on the drums. … I really only worked here months ago. And it’s working. This is a beautiful song. Despite all the craziness going around it, it’s still a beautiful track. and our end to watch.”

The song “New” was the third song the three surviving Beatles tried out in the ’90s, based on Lennon’s lyrics, while performing “Free as a Bird” and “Real Love” with producer Jeff Lynne for “Anthology.” project. Why revive it now? “I don’t know. Paul must have had a slow day,” Starr teased. Martin flew to Los Angeles with McCartney and put strings on it. “It’s moving because the four of us are there and we’ll never be again.”

Starr is taking a break from the 2023 tour with the All Starr Band and is starting again on September 1. Stateline 15, Nev. (Edgar Winter, a member of the current band, was on hand for his birthday party.) The tour will rock again on SoCal on September 1. He’s on his 17th show in Ontario, but he hasn’t confessed anything, he’ll be at the top of the show in his mind, first in the June shows in Greece. “I love the Greeks,” he said. “I always play Greek in LA, I feel at home there and I always have a good time and the sound is great.”

Starr has been making these peace and loving moments on her birthday every year since 2008. Now, 15 years later, she’s probably the celebrity whose birthday is the most announced each year, which means how old people think she is. He is every year.

“I can’t hide it,” he said. “You know what I mean? So I have to say: 83 today“We asked if he was proud of his age. That was a bridge too far for Starr. “Well, I Here,” replied. “It’s nothing like proud of thing. Only, I am here.

When asked how he thought he could keep up with the pace of a touring rocker while speaking to another reporter in line, Starr replied, “I think I have another hundred years in me.”

Barbara Bach, Ringo Starr, Marjorie Bach and Joe Walsh at Ringo Starr’s Annual Peace and Love Birthday Celebration on July 7, 2023, in Beverly Hills, California.
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Chatting with members of the press before the ceremony, Walsh also touched on the news on the subject. eagles‘ The farewell tour just this week.

“We’re in our seventies and we realize we can’t do this forever,” Walsh said. However, aside from that confession, the singer-guitarist didn’t look like he was going to retire at all… and indeed the Eagles’ own band release indicated that the band would continue until all the markets that wanted to see them were satiated.

“I think people like BB King are setting an example, so there’s no reason to stop if you can’t,” Walsh continued. “And we’re announcing that we’re just going to focus on playing quality shows and slow it down a bit. And we’ll play until we can, or we’ll play until no one comes along, whichever comes first. But they’re still coming, so why stop? It’s the only thing we know how to do.”

Walsh was part of the first few All Starr Band tours in 1989-92 and was nostalgic about it. “It was probably the best band of musicians I’ve ever played with,” he said, with the exception of the James Gang or the Eagles. “And we had magical chemistry in the first one” (including Dr. John, Nils Lofgren, Billy Preston, Levon Helm, Rick Danko, and Clarence Clemons). “And yes, I think about it a lot. Most of those guys are gone. I think about them often, but I’m so grateful to be in that band and have the chance to play with them all. I think it’s watchable – there’s already some of it. And those were the days.”

Fans at Ringo Starr’s annual Peace & Love Birthday Celebration on July 7, 2023, in Beverly Hills, California.
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There were several performances of Starr’s classic songs before Starr and Walsh made a few statements and the guest of honor cut the cake. An ensemble featuring King Tuff, guitarist Blake Mills, and drummer Jim Keltner (for one track), “Don’t Pass Me By”, “Photograph” (with Starr briefly jumping on stage) and an instrumental “Good Night”. “He rang. Then, as Starr and Bach watched from the front row, Silversun Pickups stepped into the midday sun to perform “It Don’t Come Easy” and “Back Off Boogaloo.”

Other guests include Diane Warren (with whom Starr recorded an EP recently), Benmont Tench, Ed Begley Jr. and Richard Marx.

King Tuff and Ringo Starr at Ringo Starr’s Annual Peace and Love Birthday Celebration on July 7, 2023, in Beverly Hills, California.
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Ringo Starr at Ringo Starr’s Annual Peace and Love Birthday Celebration on July 7, 2023, in Beverly Hills, California.
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