Ringo Starr leads a happy birthday message to Paul McCartney when the singer turns 80
Sir Ringo Starr sent ‘peace and love’ to the band’s close friend and old friend, Sir Paul McCartney as he turned 80. The Beatles singer’s birthday message was released as it was announced. reported that Sir Paul’s Glastonbury title set would include a virtual duet with the late John Lennon
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Sir Paul McCartney turned 80 in style on Saturday, with numerous friends and famous faces taking to social media to congratulate him on his landmark birthday.
The Beatles icon received messages from icons such as former band member Sir Ringo Starr, 81, former UK prime minister Gordon Brown and Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood online, before becoming Glastonbury’s oldest solo performance next week.
Referring to their hit song Birthday 1968, Sir Ringo wrote on Twitter: “They say it’s your birthday Saturday, happy birthday Paul love you, have a wonderful, peaceful day and love. Ringo and Barbara love peace and love.”
The drummer, who turned 80 last year, also shared a photo of him flashing the V sign for peace.
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Rolling Stones legend Ronnie Wood also took to social media to wish his fellow singer well, sharing a series of snaps of him and Sir Paul together over the years on Twitter.
“A very happy 80th birthday,” the rocker captioned the trip upstream of memory.
Sir Paul celebrated his big birthday on tour in the US, and earlier this week Jon Bon Jovi of New Jersey joined the stage, who sang Happy Birthday to him with the help of a large audience is watching.
“Bon Jovi sings Happy Birthday to Paul McCartney to 50,000 New Jersey fans #PaulMcCartneyGotBack #bonjovi,” Sir Paul’s official Instagram captioned a moment on Friday.
Former UK prime minister Gordon Brown mentioned the duet from the two stars as he wished the Let It Be singer well, tweeting: “I think we all want to sing Happy 80th Birthday. for @PaulMcCartney today. My friend Jon Bon Jovi is doing it in style here.”
Beach Boys star Brian Wilson, the official Beatles Twitter account and BBC broadcaster Edith Bowman also took to social media to wish the father of five well on his special day.
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Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall added: “Britain’s greatest live musician, Sir Paul McCartney, is 80 years old today.
“He shared his birthday with my Daughter, now 15 and a huge fan of the Beatles. Today is a beautiful day.”
Next Saturday, Sir Paul will become Glastonbury’s oldest-ever solo frontman when he takes to the Pyramid stage at the Somerset music festival.
It is reported that Sir Paul will be almost reunited with his old friend and bandmate John Lennon – who was shot dead in 1980 – in his highly anticipated title performance.
A source close to the star told MailOnline earlier this week: “He’s tinkering with the set list but it looks like he’ll be doing a virtual duet with John Lennon.”
“There’s some footage of Lennon singing I’m Got a Feeling, on Let It Be, which Paul puts on the big screen, then he turns around and sings to him.”
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