[lastfm]Ringo Starr[/lastfm] received one particularly welcomed gift while celebrating his 70th birthday earlier this week – a surprise appearance by his former [lastfm]Beatles[/lastfm] bandmate[lastfm] Paul McCartney[/lastfm].
Sir Paul joined Ringo and his [lastfm]All Starr Band[/lastfm] onstage during their show at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday. He helped the band deliver a performance of the Beatles’ classic track “Birthday.”
Prior to the show, Ringo held a VIP birthday party at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square. The restaurant was adorned with peace signs and 60s-style decorations from floor to ceiling. When asked about the unusual décor, Ringo said it was per his request.
“Someone said, ‘Well, what would you like for your birthday?’ and I said, ‘What I’d really like is at noon, everybody goes peace and love,’ and it sort of caught on. It’s worldwide now,” he tells the Los Angeles Times.
In January, Starr released his 15th solo studio album, titled Y Not. He is currently supporting the album with U.S. tour dates.