Paul McCartney birthday: Ringo Starr sends touching Beatles-themed birthday message

Ringo Starr has sent Paul McCartney a touching birthday message, referencing their time together in The Beatles.

McCartney turned 80 on Saturday (June 18), 11 months after Starr reached the milestone age.

To mark the ocassion, Starr tweeted Flashing himself out of a photo sign.

He added the caption: “They say it’s a happy birthday Paul, you have a great day of peace and love Ringo and Barbara love love peace and love. [sic]”

Starr has been married to Barbara Bach, a former Bond girl who appeared in The Spy Who Loved Mesince 1991.

His message referenced the Beatles song “Birthday”, which opened the second half of the 1968 record The Beatleswhich is more commonly referred to as The White AlbumGeneral Chat Chat Lounge

He has remained friends with McCartney and, in 2018, performed “Get Back” with him on stage at London’s 02 Arena alongside the Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood.

Ringo Starr sent Paul McCartney a birthday message on Twitter


McCartney’s birthday comes just a week before he heads to Glastonbury for the second time ever.

It also comes days after concluding his North American tour, in which he played several cities he had never performed before. Find The Independent’s review of the show here.

If John Lennon was alive, he would have been 82, while George Harrison, who was the youngest Beatle, would have been 79. Lennon was killed in 1980, while Harrison died of cancer in 2001.

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