Sir Paul McCartney wishes Sir Ringo Starr a ‘fabulous’ 84th birthday

Sir Ringo, real name Richard Starkey, will host his annual ‘Peace and Love’ birthday celebrations in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Ringo Starr
Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Ringo Starr (Yui Mok/PA)

Sir Paul McCartney has wished his long-standing friend and former bandmate Sir Ringo Starr a “fabulous day” on his 84th birthday.

The former Beatle, 82, shared a photo to Instagram of the pair laughing together to mark the occasion on Sunday, which also marks his late father’s birthday.

It comes ahead of Sir Ringo, whose real name is Richard Starkey, hosting his annual “Peace and Love” birthday celebrations in Los Angeles.

Alongside the photo, Sir Paul said: “Happy birthday to Ringo and to my Dad!

“Hope Sir Richard Starkey has a fabulous day.”

US actress and wife of Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, also offered birthday wishes, writing: “Happy birthday, Ringo and happy heavenly birthday, Mr McCartney!”

Sir Ringo is set to welcome a host of famous faces including Eagles former member Joe Walsh, comedian and actor Fred Armisen and actor Ed Begley Jr to his annual birthday event which promotes peace and love.

The former Beatles drummer has collaborated with Nasa who will post the message on their social media pages to help amplify the message across the planet.

Musicians will also celebrate Sir Ringo’s music with tribute performances expected from Ben Harper, Gabe Witcher, Willie Watson, Greg Leisz, Don Was, Ben Dickey and Gregg Bissonette with Steve Dudas.