Celebrate Ringo Starr’s birthday with peace and love all week on The Beatles Channel


SiriusXM’s The Beatles Channel (ch. 18) is celebrating Ringo Starr’s birthday (July 7) with exclusive specials all week long. Check out the full programming schedule below, and start listening to The Beatles Channel via radios and the SXM App now.

Peace and Love

Additionally, on July 7, Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Starkey, will be joined on his birthday by family and friends, including Joe and Marjorie Walsh, All Starrs (past and present) Edgar Winter, and Gregg Bissonette, Sheila E., Richard Marx, Jim Keltner as well as friends Benmont Tench, Mike Campbell, Ed Begley Jr, Diane Warren, Roy Orbison Jr and more.

They will gather together in Los Angeles for Ringo’s annual Peace & Love Birthday event and, at 12 pm PST, give the traditional “Peace and Love” exclamation. NASA continues to support spreading the message to the universe and will send a pre-recorded message from Ringo into the universe at 12 pm PST from Barstow, California-based station in the Deep Space Network.

Prior to this, musicians, including Silversun Pickups, Blake Mills and King Tuff, will celebrate Ringo’s music with tribute performances.

The complete list of events will be posted on Ringo’s Facebook page.

Programming Schedule:

Fab Fourum: Dennis Elsas, Bill Flanagan and Tom Frangione will host a birthday tribute to Ringo Starr, featuring a new exclusive interview with Ringo, plus current member of Ringo’s All Starr Band Steve Lukather and former All Starr Sheila E will join the festivities.


Wednesday (7/5) at 9 pm ET


Saturday (7/8) at 7 am ET
Sunday (7/9) at 6 pm ET

RINGOROUNDTABLE: Host Alan Light welcomes a panel of drummers – Jim Keltner, Gregg Bissonette, and Steve Jordan for a special conversation honouring Ringo Starr’s drumming in celebration of his Birthday.


Friday (7/7) at 2 pm ET


Saturday (7/8) at 9 pm ET
Sunday (7/9) at 11 am ET
Wednesday (7/12) at Midnight ET

RINGOSTARR’S 2022 MIX: To celebrate his Birthday, Ringo Starr hosts a special show picking some of his favourites by The Beatles, from his solo career and songs by artists who influenced him.


Friday (7/7) at 11vam ET


Sunday (7/9) at 2 pm ET

RINGOSTARR’S FAVORITE DRUMMING MOMENTS: Ringo takes control of The Beatles Channel with a mix of hand-selected songs by The Fab Four and more featuring his favourite drumming moments.


Friday (7/7) at 9 pm ET


Saturday (7/8) at 3 pm ET
Sunday (7/9) at 8 pm ET

8 Songs A Week: It’s a special birthday mix dedicated to one of the most iconic drummers, musicians and singers in history…Ringo Starr…which song with Ringo on lead vocals did fans decide is their favourite? Find out on an all-new 8 Songs A Week! Hosted by Meg Griffin.


Saturday (7/8) at 10 am ET


Sunday (7/9) at 3 pm ET
Monday (7/10) at 12 pm ET

Breakfast With The Beatles: Chris Carter will feature 3 hours of Ringo Starr music on his morning show!


Friday (7/7)  at 8 am-11 am ET

Dark Horse Radio: For Ringo’s birthday, Laura Cantrell celebrates by exploring Ringo’s musical friendship with George Harrison.


Thursday (7/6)  3pm ET


Saturday (7/8) at 11 pm ET
Sunday (7/9) at 4 pm ET
Wednesday (7/12) at 7 am ET

Northern Songs: Bill Flanagan celebrates Ringo’s Birthday with a show dedicated to his work as a session drummer.  He’ll play songs Ringo drummed on, featuring artists like Stephen Stills, Howlin’ Wolf, Joe Walsh, Tom Petty, and of course, John, Paul, and George.


Friday (7/7) at Midnight ET


Saturday (7/8) at 7 pm ET
Sunday (7/9) at 6 am ET

Way Beyond Compare: Host Tom Fragione dedicates this week’s show to Ringo Starr for his Birthday as he features rarities, alternate takes and demos of songs featuring Ringo!


Friday (7/7) 4pm ET


Sunday (7/9) at 10 am ET

My Fab Fours: Rock Drummers: Hear some of rock’s most legendary drummers each pick their four favourite songs by The Beatles where Ringo stands out the most to them.

Max Weinberg – E Street Band

Saturday (7/8) at 11 am ET

Peter Criss – Original Kiss Drummer

Wednesday (7/5) at 2 pm ET

Simon Kirke  – Bad Company & Free Drummer

Thursday  (7/6) at 7 am ET