Since the deaths of John Lennon and George Harrison, surviving Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Ringo Starr have occasionally reunited. Both attended the premiere of documentary movie Eight Days A Week in 2016, in which they both featured as talking heads. While in December 2018, The Beatles drummer joined Sir Paul on stage during his final O2 Arena performance of the year.
The two stars performed a rendition of Get Back together at that particular concert and now another Beatles reunion is on the cards.
On July 7, Sir Ringo will be celebrating his 80th birthday and the drummer has announced a special show to celebrate.
Ringo’s Big Birthday Show will air on his YouTube channel on July 8th at 1am BST.
The Ringo Starr-studded charity broadcast will feature performances from the Beatles drummer and Sir Paul McCartney.
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RINGO TO CELEBRATE 80TH BIRTHDAY WITH STARR STUDDED CHARITY BROADCAST, “RINGO’S BIG BIRTHDAY SHOW” SHOW TO AIR ON RINGO’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL ON JULY 7, 2020 AT 5PM PST FEATURING PERFORMANCES FROM STARR, PAUL MCCARTNEY AND JOE WALSH AND GARY CLARK JR, SHERYL CROW, SHEILA E, BEN HARPER @ringostarrmusic ALSO CONTINUES HIS PEACE AND LOVE INITIATIVE AND INVITES EVERYONE EVERYWHERE TO THINK, SAY OR POST #PEACEANDLOVE AT NOON ON JULY 7TH AND FANS ARE ORGANIZING ONLINE CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD
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- Beatles REUNION: Paul McCartney performs Get Back with Ringo Starr
Obviously with the pandemic going on the two surviving Beatles won’t be able to reunite physically.
However, it’s not clear if they will perform together virtually or separately during the show.
The YouTube gig will also see performances from Joe Walsh, Ben Harper, Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark Jr and Sheila E.
Proceeds from Sir Ringo’s Big Birthday Show will benefit Black Lives Matter Global Network, The David Lynch Foundation, Musicares and WaterAid.
Also to celebrate his 80th birthday, Sir Ringo invites everyone everywhere to think, say or post #PEACEANDLOVE at noon on July 7th.
Last year, Express.co.uk asked Sir Paul’s biographer Barry Miles what it takes for these Beatles reunions to happen.
He correctly predicted: “It wouldn’t take money, it would just probably be a charity that they both supported because they both give a lot of money away, particularly Paul – but he keeps very quiet about it.
“I could see that if it was something they both really believed in, that they might do something like that. But I don’t think it’s necessary really.”
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Miles added: “The idea of a Beatles reunion is a myth.
“It’s just been so long, there is no Beatles left really, particularly with John and George dead.
“I can see that they might play on each other’s albums or something.”
And that’s exactly what continues to happen.
Sir Ringo’s latest solo album, 2019’s What’s My Name, featured Sir Paul singing backing vocals and playing the bass guitar.
The song in question was a cover of John Lennon’s Grow Old with Me.
The album also features a solo version of Money (That’s What I Want), a Motown song previously recorded by The Beatles.
Ringo’s Big Birthday Show airs on his YouTube channel at 1am BST on July 8, 2020.
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