Words and Photos by Alex Kluft
The event started out with a red carpet in the Capitol lot as fans gathered in front on Vine and were entertained by The Jacks. Just before noon, director David Lynch took over the mic and legendary session drummer and former All Starr band member, Jim Keltner gave a drum roll as Ringo Starr and friends came onto the stage.
In attendance, was a mix of past and present All Starr band members, musicians, and celebrities including Gregg Bissonette, Peter Asher, Don Was, Richard Lewis, Denny Seiwell, Sheila E., Jim Keltner, Keith Allison, Benmont Tench, Peter Jackson, Nils Lofgren, Jenny Lewis, Ed Begley Jr., Jeff Ross, Gary Wright. Right at noon Ringo was wished a very big Happy Birthday and blew out the candles on his cake. To end the afternoon full of love, Starr threw out his traditional wristbands to fans which contained a star and “peace and love”.