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Ringo Starr turns 70 -- and he's at peace with that

July 7, 2010 |  1:32 pm

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Ringo Starr turned 70 on Wednesday, marking the occasion with a few hundred friends at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York's Times Square.

Why all the peace signs at the gathering? Turns out that's what the former Beatle wanted as a birthday gift, according to a video message on his website.

"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."

We're guessing Ringo, who'll play Radio City Music Hall later in the day and have a quiet dinner with his wife afterward, would be happy to accept a belated birthday gift as well.

So peace and love.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled snark.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

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Photos: Ringo Starr with his 70th birthday cake, top, at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York's Times Square, and with his fans outside, doing the peace and love thing. Credits: Evan Agostini / Associated Press, top; Brendan McDermid / Reuters, second photo.




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