He Don’t Ask for Much, He Only Wants Trust: Happy Birthday, Ringo!
- 2010/07/07 18:15:25
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Luckily, shoppers, Ringo’s a simple, affable chap. When the New York Times’ Dave Itzkoff asked the drummer for his birthday list, it was surprisingly short and simple: “You know what I’m asking for: peace and love.” (A tall order, perhaps, but not beyond a Beatle’s grasp.)
As is tradition, he asks that all of his fans make the same request at the noon hour. Later this evening he’s scheduled to rock Radio City Music Hall with his All-Starr Band, which this milestone year consists of the former Mr. Starkey, Rick Derringer, Edgar Winter, Gary Wright, Wally Palmar, Richard Page, and Gregg Bissonette.
When confronted with the sizable number attached to his chronology, Ringo waved it off. “As far as I’m concerned, in my head, I’m 24,” he said. “That’s just how it is. The number, yeah, it’s high. But I just felt I’ve got to celebrate it. I’m on my feet and I’m doing what I love to do, and I’m in a profession, as a musician, where we can go on for as long as we can go on. I’m not hiding from it, you know.”
Peace and love, Ringo, and may you go on for a very long time.
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