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 occasion, Starr tweeted a photo of him making the peace sign.
He added the caption: “They say it’s your birthday Saturday happy birthday Paul love you man have a great day peace and love Ringo and Barbara love peace and love. [sic]”
Starr was 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 Beatlesmore commonly called The white album.
He remained friends with McCartney and in 2018 performed “Get Back” with him on stage at London’s 02 Arena alongside Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones.
McCartney’s birthday comes just a week before he heads to Glastonbury for the second time.
It also comes days after the end of his North American tour, during which he played in several cities where he had never played before. Find The Independent’s review of the show here.
If John Lennon were alive, he would be 82, while George Harrison, who was the youngest of the Beatles, would be 79. Lennon was killed in 1980, while Harrison died of cancer in 2001.