Sir Ringo Starr celebrated his 80th birthday yesterday with friends, family and fans. And now the official Instagram account of John Lennon, run by his estate, have celebrated The Beatles drummer too. The page wished Sir Ringo a happy birthday with three black and white photos of the two members of the Fab Four.
The first sees John and Ringo on the set of 1967 black comedy How I Won The War.
The late Beatle played Musketeer Gripweed in his only non-musical role, so presumably, the drummer was visiting him during the shoot in Europe.
While the next one appears to be a later image of them both wearing sunglasses and Ringo in a beard.
Last, but not least, sees the two working together in a recording studio.
Sir Ringo’s birthday event was in aid of Black Lives Matter, The David Lynch Foundation, MusiCares and Water Aid through the drummer’s Lotus Foundation.
Meanwhile, both Beatles and the widows of John Lennon and George Harrison have backed Peter Jackson’s upcoming Let It Be documentary film.
Titled The Beatles: Get Back, the 2021 movie features restored and unseen footage from the 1969 recording sessions of the final Beatles album.
On the project, Sir Paul said: “I am really happy that Peter has delved into our archives to make a film that shows the truth about The Beatles recording together. The friendship and love between us comes over and reminds me of what a crazily beautiful time we had.”
While Sir Ringo added: “I’m really looking forward to this film. Peter is great and it was so cool looking at all this footage.
“There was hours and hours of us just laughing and playing music, not at all like the version that came out.
“There was a lot of joy and I think Peter will show that.
“I think this version will be a lot more peace and loving, like we really were.”