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Ringo Starr birthday celebrated by Paul McCartney and John Lennon, George Harrison estates

Yesterday marked Sir Ringo Starr’s 81st birthday and fans have been celebrating around the world. As is his tradition, The Beatles drummer asked everyone to say “Peace and Love!” at noon on July 7. Sir Ringo posted the moment he did this himself with his wife Barbara Bach in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.

Sir Ringo Starr wrote on Instagram: “I want to thank all the people who had the peace and love moments at noon.

“And I’m just getting ready here in LA to do my peace and Love-moment here so I send you all peace of love and thanks for your support peace and love.”

Sir Paul McCartney celebrated his friend’s birthday by sharing a picture of the pair of them jamming in one of more recent reunions.

Macca captioned the post: “Happiest of birthdays to my lovely mate @ringostarrmusic … the drum beat of my life! Love, Paul.”

Also in the photo alongside them were Paul and George with their wives Linda and Olivia.

Sir Ringo captioned the wedding photo: “It was 40 years ago today The love of my life said yes yes yes. And I said it right back peace and love.”

His wedding day took place just over 4 months after John Lennon’s murder, so sadly The Beatles couldn’t be fully reunited.

Nevertheless, the John Lennon estate commented on the picture with three love heart emojis on his behalf.

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Cilla Black’s surprise ultimatum to Ringo Starr after unexpected proposal

When Cilla Black was building her career in Liverpool as the UK’s most iconic songbird, she made a lot of friends along the way. During the 1960s she made quite a name for herself by performing alongside The Beatles in the legendary Cavern Club venue. Through the years, Cilla became very close with the band, particularly Ringo Starr.

In the 2020 documentary, Cilla: The Lost Tapes, further information about the star’s private life was revealed.

During this ITV doc, Cilla​’s private getaways with the Fab Four member​ were detailed, including their skiing trips in Europe.

However, they seemed to be just friends at the time, quashing any romance rumours that might have cropped up.

That is until Ringo proposed to the singer – but she could not take the request seriously.

She said in the documentary: “He was like a best friend, even though he did ask me to marry him.”

READ MORE: Cilla Black: John Lennon made raunchy ‘no knickers’ remark to star

Cilla went on to add with a laugh: “I guess he was desperate.”

She explained that she thought Ringo was feeling a lot of “pressure” from the other members of the band, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison.

She continued: “All of the other Beatles had girlfriends.”

Cilla recalled telling Ringo to “post the [wedding] bands in 48 hours and I’ll do it”.

She wasn’t worried about this, however, as she “just knew” his offer was not as sincere as it seemed.

Ringo either was joking or simply chickened out, and never sent Cilla the rings.

A few years later Ringo married his first wife, Maureen Tigrett, in 1965.

Cilla herself got married in 1969 to her manager Bobby Willis.

She wasn’t thrilled by the man at first, however.

As revealed in the documentary, Cilla said: “It certainly wasn’t love at first sight. I actually fancied the opposite.

“He was funny, incredibly funny and he was incredibly good looking.”

Cilla and Bobby had three sons together – Ben, Robert and Jack Willis.

Bobby tragically died in 1999 after suffering from lung and liver cancer, aged just 57-years-old.

Cilla died in 2015, aged 72-years-old, after suffering a stroke caused by a fall.

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Ringo Starr sex aid court case closed: A happy ending for the Beatles' star?

The Beatles’ team original legal argument said: “Ringo is an internationally known performer, who has had his hand in a variety of entertainment services and consumer products, such as music, movies, musical instruments, merchandise and clothing, among others.

“This is further established by the fact that the Ringo Trademarks are registered in a wide variety of classes…

“Since Opposer’s (Ringo) name is tied to a wide variety of products, consumers will likely believe that Opposer’s newest venture is sex toys – and this is an association that Opposer does not want.”

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Ringo Starr remembers John Lennon 'My brave, beautiful friend' in incredible tribute today

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Ringo addressed the persisted reports that John had doubts about his own voice:

“John always wanted a lot of echo on his voice. He had a great voice and when he was singing, he gave all of that. I don’t feel personally he was insecure about his voice. Everybody wants to be someone else, to be different.”

The album had followed John and Yoko’s exploration of ‘Primal Scream therapy” as a way to unleash their inner selves, and the new music introduces a raw, uninhibited edge to teh former Beatles voice.

Ringo added: “I can’t say enough about this record because there’s no downside to it. I think it may have had something to do with the Primal Scream, because there’s quite a bit of screaming on it. That was the emotional place I feel he was at, at that time.”

Both Ringo and Yoko today paid tribute to John’s honest soul-searching on the album.

The Beatles: John Lennon listening party featuring Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono announced

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The after-party discussion will take place on BBC Radio 6 Music at 7pm BST and be hosted by Chris Hawkins.

This programme will cover the making of the John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band album, as well as its enduring legacy.

Discussing the new collection here will be Sean Ono Lennon, Tim Burgess, Klaus Voormann, John Leckie, Dan Richter, Paul Hicks, Simon Hilton and more.

Meanwhile, Sir Ringo shared in a recent interview how he was “really close” to both late Beatles John and George.

Sir Tom Jones and The Beatles’ Sir Ringo Starr share photos with Prince Philip in tribute

As the nation mourns the loss of Prince Philip, British celebrities have been sharing their tributes to the Duke of Edinburgh on social media. Most recently two knights of the realm in Sir Tom Jones and The Beatles drummer Sir Ringo Starr have shared photos from over 50 years ago with The Queen’s late husband. Sir Tom Jones, who Her Majesty knighted in 2006, posted a picture of himself and Prince Philip laughing at the 1969 Royal Variety Performance.
Famously, Prince Philip had asked Sir Tom Jones after his performance that night: “What do you gargle with, pebbles?”

While the next day delivering another one of his famous gaffes, he added: “It’s difficult to see how it’s possible to become immensely valuable by singing what are the most hideous songs.”

And on another occasion talking about how difficult it is to get rich in Britain, the Duke said: “What about Tom Jones? He’s made a million and he’s a bloody awful singer.”

Nevertheless, Sir Tom obviously took it all in his stride writing on Instagram: “Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh: an incredible individual who always reminded us we are all human. Forever grateful, Sir Tom Jones.”

READ MORE: The Beatles: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr pay tribute to their mothers

Prince Philip added: “It seems to me that these blokes [The Beatles] are helping people to enjoy themselves and that it is far better than the other.”

The Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon had seen The Beatles perform at the Royal Variety Show the year before.

Lennon had famously said to the audience: “On this next number, I want you all to join in. Would those in the cheap seats clap their hands? The rest of you can rattle your jewellery.”

Meeting the band afterwards, The Queen Mother told The Beatles how much she had enjoyed their performance and asked where their next show was.

The Fab Four told The Queen Mother, “Slough” and she replied: “Ah, that’s near us!”

Asked what she thought of The Beatles, the widow of King George VI said: “They are so fresh and vital. I simply adore them.:

Prince Philip died yesterday morning at Windsor Castle just two months and a day before his 100th birthday.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral will take place on Saturday, April 17th and be televised with a national silence at 3pm.

Ringo Starr gives details on 'very serious' Get Back doc – 'You're going to love it'

Ringo went on: “We were laughing, you know, the band were having fun! We were making music, which was very serious to all of us.

“Pete [Jackson] has shown me some great footage that’s going to be in it. I promise you, you will love it.”

The first snippets of footage were revealed to fans in December 2020 when Jackson posted a video on The Beatles’ Twitter account.

During the teaser video he said: “We thought it was a good time to give you a little sneaky preview of what we’ve been working on, and the sort of vibe and the energy it has… hopefully it’ll put a smile on your face.”

The Beatles: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr pay tribute to their mothers with touching photos

Alongside the late John Lennon and George Harrison, surviving members of The Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Ringo Starr came from humble beginnings. Before they shot to worldwide fame in the early 1960s, the Fab Four were born into working-class families in Liverpool during the Second World War. With Mother’s Day last Sunday, both Sir Paul and Sir Ringo have paid tribute to their late mums with touching photographs from their youths.
Sir Ringo shared a picture of himself dancing with his mother Elsie, who died in 1987.

The 80-year-old wrote: “Peace and love to all the mothers in the world as you can see I had a great one peace and love.”

Elsie was a big fan of singing and dancing, enjoying swing music with her husband Richard.

Prior to Ringo’s birth, the couple spent a lot time on the ballroom dancing circuit.

READ MORE: The Beatles: Paul’s beautiful tribute to his mother on iconic track

Sir Paul also shared his childhood photograph with his parents Jim and Mary and younger brother Michael sitting in a doorway.

The 78-year-old wrote: “Happy #MothersDay to all you mothers around the world with love.. you deserve it. – Paul x.”

Tragically, the future superstar only knew his mid-wife mother until he was 14-years-old, when she died of an embolism due to a complication from surgery for breast cancer.

Lennon also lost his mother Julia when he was 17, after she was knocked down and killed by a car driven by an off-duty police officer.

Let It Be’s lyrics go: “When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me, Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

“And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me, Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.”

Sir Paul has said in the past how the iconic Beatles song was inspired by a dream he had when his mother came to him and said: “It’s gonna be OK. Just let it be…”

As for Lennon’s song Julia, Geoff Lloyd to Express.co.uk: “John Lennon saw Yoko not only as an intellectual equal, but as someone who could take away the pain of the loss of his mother.”

The Beatles expert continued: “The song Julia, his beautiful tribute to his mother on The Beatles’ White Album, also contains lines about an ‘ocean child’ – the English translation of Yoko’s name.

“Speaking about the song shortly before his death, Lennon said ‘it was sort of a combination of Yoko and my mother blended into one.’ During their marriage, he would refer to Ono as ‘Mother’, and increasingly relinquished responsibilities to her.

“She assumed control of the couple’s business affairs, and even when they weren’t together during the so-called ‘Lost Weekend’ (Lennon’s notoriously hedonistic separation from Ono from mid 1973-early 1975), she even anointed an employee, 23-year-old May Pang, to be John’s companion and lover.”

Lennon’s song Mother ended up being released on the 1970 album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and was inspired by the couple’s exploration of “primal scream” therapy.