Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Peace and Love Festival 2015
Ringo Starr Spreads 'Peace and Love' While Turning 75
Beatles drummer Ringo Starr turned 75 on Tuesday, and ET caught up with him at his "Peace & Love" celebration outside of Capitol Records in Los Angeles
In the 10th annual "Peace & Love" ceremony, Ringo once again invited fans from all over the world to say or post those words at noon.
"It's getting better every year," Ringo said of the event. "It's great for me, because I do promote peace and love, and I get lots of support now from you guys."
Throughout his storied career, Ringo has given fans just about everything except an autobiography, and he explained why.
Ringo Starr celebrates 75th birthday with "Peace and Love"
Baby boomers got the latest reminder Tuesday that time is marching on. And a drummer provided the beat.
Ringo Starr -- the oldest of The Beatles, the enduring symbol of our youth -- turned 75.
Under a giant card on L.A.'s Capitol Records building, Ringo was serenaded as he blew out the candles. The guest of honor seemed spry as ever.
Peace & Love Festival
Peace & Love was the largest music festival in Sweden, known for its humanitarian message, pervasive throughout the event. It started in Borlänge, Sweden, and ran from 1999 until the company filed for bankruptcy in 2013. In 2014 the festival is set to relaunch with the name Peace & Love World Forum.
The concept of the Peace & Love festival was to spread the message of Diversity, Solidarity and Understanding. It’s about crossing borders and bringing differing cultures from near and afar together and trying to get people to change their attitudes towards themselves and others.
The Peace & Love festival was first held in 1999, as a reaction to the ongoing violence. The first festival was held at a club in central Borlänge, with about 900 attendees. Since then the festival was held at different locations in central Borlänge. The Peace & Love festival was one of Scandinavia's fastest-growing festivals. In 2006 there were 15,000 visitors per day, with over 37,000 people attending in total. The 10th Peace & Love festival was in 2008 and had a record of 25000 visitors, which made it the second biggest festival in Sweden.