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- Posted on Jul 7th 2011 12:00PM by Andrew Kerr
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The former Beatle has made a habit of asking fans to spread the message over the last few years. The tradition started in 2008 when, after reprimanding fans for sending him memorabilia to sign, he concluded with his by-now-familiar catchphrase "peace and love."
Currently in the midst of a world tour with his All-Starr Band, Starr will celebrate his birthday at Hamburg's Hard Rock Cafe and hopes that at noon people across the globe will recognise his birthday by asking for "peace and love."
A more low-key affair then last year when fans celebrated his 70th birthday by congregating in New York's Times Square, Starr hopes that through Twitter his message will resonate around the world.
To commemorate the date, Starr has designed a special T-shirt -- Ringo Starr Signature Series: Edition 28 -- emblazoned with the words -- you guessed it -- "Peace and Love." Available through the Hard Rock Cafe, 15 percent of the money raised will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation (via Starr's Lotus Foundation), which seeks to grant the wishes of children suffering severe medical conditions, Clash Music reports.