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Happy Birthday, Ringo

July 7, 2010

Mr. Ringo Starr turns 70 today – yikes! – and he’s got a message for everyone about what he’d like for the occasion:

“Ringo Starr turns 70 on Wednesday, and he doesn’t want any presents.

Instead, the famous Beatles drummer is making it clear, via his website, that the ideal gift to him would be for everyone to throw up a ‘peace’ sign with their fingers and say aloud, ‘Peace and Love’ right at 12 p.m. on his birthday.”

We, uh, missed it. So let us here at the BRI say just a few hours late: Peace and Love! Woo hoo!

And a tidbit about one of Ringo’s most famous songs, from page 13 of Uncle John’s UNSINKABLE Bathroom Reader:

“’Octopus’s Garden’: On a boat trip in Sardinia in 1968, Ringo Starr turned down the octopus he was served for lunch. That sparked a conversation about octopuses. According to the Beatles’ drummer, ‘The captain told me how they go ‘round the sea bed and pick up stones and shiny objects to buildgardens. I thought, How fabulous!”

Happy Birthday, Ringo.

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July 8, 2010 2:27 am

Coicidence? It was my mom’s birthday too on 7/7/10

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