Ringo Starr celebrates 70th birthday in Times Square

HollywoodNews.com: Ringo Starr celebrated his 70th birthday today with throngs of “Peace & Love-ing” fans in New York City’s Times Square. At noon, Ringo appeared outside Hard Rock Cafe New York, joined by family, friends and fans, and lead the crowd in one simple salute: “Peace & Love”. Hundreds gathered in Times Square for the special moment, and Starr even broke through barricades and ran across traffic to greet his fans! His message of Peace & Love then swept the planet, with people from coast to coast taking part in the moment, saying the special phrase out loud, signing, posting it online, tweeting and more.

As part of Ringo’s birthday celebration, Hard Rock International brought out a very special item from its world-famous memorabilia collection in honor of the world-renowned rock star – the Magical Mystery Tour Bus, which The Beatles used during their famous Magical Mystery Tour. The Magical Mystery Tour Bus parked on Broadway in Times Square and became a permanent part of this historic Peace & Love moment.

On behalf of Hard Rockers around the world, President and CEO of Hard Rock International Hamish Dodds also presented Ringo with a gift of seven “Decades” trees to be planted in New York City schoolyards in honor of the legendary rocker. In addition, 70 Peace & Love seedling trees were given out to fans to further spread this movement around the globe. Hard Rock locations around the world also joined the wave of Peace & Love by hosting spontaneous celebrations with guests.

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