Celebrate Ringo Starr’s birthday with Peace & Love all week long on The Beatles Channel

Ringo Starr 2021

Everyone could use a bit of Peace and Love these days, and Ringo Starr wants people to join the movement in honour of his birthday on July 7. To participate in the celebration, visit Ringo’s Facebook page to learn more about Peace and Love festivities in your area and post, say, or simply think of #peaceandlove at 12 pm during your local time on Wednesday, July 7th. The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18) is also honouring the day with weeklong programming featuring Ringo himself, special guests, and more. See all of the details below!

Since being asked by a reporter what he wanted for his birthday in 2008, Ringo has maintained an annual Peace and Love tradition based on his answer: The ultimate goal is to encircle the planet in a wave of Peace and Love.

Ringo Starr Birthday Week Lineup

40th Anniversary of ‘Stop and Smell the Roses’

All throughout his birthday week, starting on Monday, July 5th, Ringo will introduce two-song sets celebrating the 40th anniversary of his album, Stop and Smell the Roses, and sharing stories about his life in the early ’80s.

Ringo Starr’s Favorite Drumming Moments

The Beatles drummer will be taking control of The Beatles Channel with a playlist of hand-selected songs by The Fab Four and other beloved bands featuring some of his favourite drum moments. The Special premieres on Ringo’s birthday, Wednesday, July 7th, at 3 pm ET and airs again on Sunday, July 11th at 11 am ET.

Ringo Starr Peace and Love Birthday DJ Set

Ringo is spreading Peace and Love in the form of his favourite songs in honour of his birthday. Hear the iconic musician sharing his special playlist during a two-part DJ set. Part 1 airs on Wednesday, July 7th at 12 am ET and Saturday, July 10th at 3 pm ET, and Part 2 airs on Wednesday, July 7th at 4 pm ET and Friday, July 9th at 11 am ET.

Richard Marx Guest DJ

Singer, songwriter, and a former member of Ringo’s All Starr Band, Richard Marx, will be taking on Guest DJ duties to play songs and tell stories celebrating the birthday of his dear friend, Ringo Starr. Hear Richard on Wednesday, July 7th at 7 pm ET and Saturday, July 10th at 9 pm ET.

8 Songs A Week

This special edition of The Beatles Channel’s playlist of fan-chosen songs is dedicated to one of the most iconic drummers, musicians, and singers in history: Ringo Starr. Hear which song with Ringo on lead vocals came out on top when Meg Griffin hosts this birthday episode of 8 Songs A Week on Friday, July 9th at 2 pm ET, Saturday, July 10th at 10 am ET, Sunday, July 11th at 1 pm ET, and Monday, July 12th at 12 pm ET.

Magical Ringo Maxi Concert

Ringo fans can revel in this specially curated maxi concert featuring 30 minutes of his hits — both with The Beatles and solo — captured live. Experience the show when it premieres on Tuesday, July 6th at 4 pm ET and rebroadcasts on Thursday, July 9th at 3 am ET.

Fab Fourum

During an all-new Fab Fourum, Dennis Elsas, Bill Flanagan, and Tom Frangione will host a birthday tribute to Ringo Starr featuring former members of Ringo’s All Starr Band, including Ringo’s current drummer Gregg Bissionette and All Starr Band Musical Director Mark Rivera. Don’t miss the conversation about all things Ringo when it airs on Wednesday, July 7th at 9 pm ET, Saturday, July 10th at 7 am ET, and Sunday, July 11th at 6 pm ET.

Breakfast With The Beatles

The latest episode of the channel’s daily morning show will focus exclusively on Ringo with three hours of his music introduced by host Chris Carter. Catch the premiere on Wednesday, July 7th from 8 am to 11 am ET.

Dark Horse Radio

Dark Horse Radio, the weekly show dedicated to the music that George Harrison wrote, produced, sang, and loved, will be sharing the spotlight with Ringo in honour of his birthday. On Thursday, July 8th at 3 pm ET, host Laura Cantrell will explore George and Ringo’s musical friendship. Hear it again on Sunday, July 11th at 4 pm ET and Wednesday, July 14th at 12 pm ET.

Northern Songs

Get ready for an audio adventure celebrating Ringo’s hits and deep cuts as a session drummer. Host Bill Flanagan will highlight Ringo’s musical legacy with songs he drummed on featuring artists like Stephen Stills, Howlin’ Wolf, Joe Walsh, Tom Petty, and of course, John, Paul, and George. Join the fun on Monday, July 5th at 11 pm ET, Friday, July 9th at 12 am ET, Saturday, July 10th at 7 pm ET, and Sunday, July 11th at 6 am ET.

Way Beyond Compare

Host Tom Fragione dedicates this week’s episode of Way Beyond Compare to Ringo Starr as he features rarities, alternate takes, and demos of songs featuring Ringo! Hear it when it kicks off on Monday, July 5th at 2 pm ET and airs again on Tuesday, July 6th at 11 pm ET, Friday, July 9th at 4pm ET, and Sunday, July 11th at 10 am ET.

My Fab Fours: Rock Drummers

Hear some of rock’s most legendary drummers pay tribute to Ringo’s lasting impact as they pick their four favourite Beatles songs where he stands out the most, complete with discussions on his influence on their careers. See the schedule below.

Simon Kirke – Bad Company and Free Drummer

Monday, July 5th at 4 am ET

Thursday, July 8 at 11vpm ET

Alvin Taylor – George Harrison, Elton John, Eric Clapton Drummer

Monday, July 5th at 7am ET

Friday, July 9th at 2 am ET

Max Weinberg – E Street Band Drummer

July 5 at 10 pm ET

July 10 at 4 am ET

Liberty Devitto – Former Billy Joel Drummer for 30 years

Tuesday, July 6th at 6 am ET

Saturday, July 10th at 2 pm ET

Dennis Diken – The Smithereens Drummer

Tuesday, July 6th at 3 pm ET

Saturday, July 10th at 10 pm ET

Tico Torres – Bon Jovi Drummer

Wednesday, July 7th at 5 am ET

Sunday, July 11th at 5 am ET

Steve Jordan – Keith Richards, John Mayer, Eric Clapton Drummer

Wednesday, July 7th at 2 pm ET

Sunday, July 11th at 2 pm ET

Peter Criss – Original Kiss Drummer

Thursday, July 8th at 1 am ET

Sunday, July 11th at 9 pm ET

Denny Seiwell – Original Wings Drummer

Thursday, July 8th at 7 am ET