Celebrate Ringo Starr’s Birthday with Peace and Love All Week Long on The Beatles Channel

Tune in July 1–7 on satellite channel 18 and streaming on the SiriusXM app.

July 1, 2024

Join The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18) for “Ringo Starr Peace & Love Birthday Week,” featuring special programming July 1-7 in celebration of Ringo.

Enjoy brand-new specials including a deep dive into Beatles songs with Ringo on lead vocals, a countdown of Ringo’s fan-favorite drumming performances, Ringo-focused editions of shows like “Fab Fourum” and “Breakfast with The Beatles,” and handpicked mixes from other legendary drummers.

See the full broadcast schedule below, and start listening to The Beatles Channel now on satellite channel 18 and streaming on the SiriusXM app.

On July 7, Ringo and his wife, Barbara Starkey, will be joined on his birthday by family and friends in Los Angeles for his annual Peace & Love Birthday event. More than 34 celebrations around the world have been confirmed; the complete list of events will be shared on Ringo’s Facebook page.

SiriusXM has been a proud sponsor of Ringo’s Peace & Love Birthday events since 2017.

Ringo Starr Peace & Love Birthday Week Programming

I’m the Greatest: Ringo Taking the Lead with The Beatles

Beatles historian and documentarian Kevin Howlett hosts a deep dive into the Fab Four songs on which Ringo sang the lead vocals.

Broadcast Schedule

Thursday, July 4 5pm ET
Saturday, July 6 12am ET
Sunday, July 7 10pm ET


Ringo Top 20 Drumming Performances

Kevin Howlett counts down the top 20 drumming performances by Ringo as a member of The Beatles, as voted by The Beatles Channel listeners.

Broadcast Schedule

Friday, July 5 8pm ET
Saturday, July 6 2pm ET
Sunday, July 7 6am ET


Ringo Starr’s 2022 Mix

Ringo hosts a special show, picking some of his favorite songs by The Beatles, from his solo career, and by artists who influenced him.

Broadcast Schedule

Saturday, July 6 10am ET
Sunday, July 7 5pm ET


Ringo Starr’s Favorite Drumming Moments

Ringo takes control of The Beatles Channel with a mix of hand-selected songs by The Fab Four and more featuring his favorite drumming moments.

Broadcast Schedule

Saturday, July 6 5pm ET
Sunday, July 7 3pm ET


Gregg Bissonette Guest DJ

Gregg Bissonette, Ringo’s drummer for over 15 years, shares his favorite drumming moments from Ringo Starr in The Beatles.

Broadcast Schedule

Saturday, July 6 7pm ET
Sunday, July 7 11am ET


Fab Fourum

Dennis Elsas, Bill Flanagan, and Tom Frangione host a Ringo birthday tribute featuring your calls.

Broadcast Schedule

Wednesday, July 3 9pm ET
Saturday, July 6 7am ET
Sunday, July 7 6pm ET


Breakfast with The Beatles

Chris Carter features three hours of Ringo Starr music on his morning show.

Broadcast Schedule

Friday, July 5 8am ET


Dark Horse Radio

Laura Cantrell celebrates by exploring Ringo’s musical friendship with George Harrison.

Broadcast Schedule

Thursday, July 4 3pm ET
Saturday, July 6 11pm ET
Sunday, July 7 4pm ET
Wednesday, July 10 12pm ET


Northern Songs

Bill Flanagan celebrates with a show dedicated to Ringo’s work as a session drummer, playing songs Ringo drummed on from artists like Stephen Stills, Howlin’ Wolf, Joe Walsh, Tom Petty, and of course, John, Paul, and George.

Broadcast Schedule

Monday, July 1 11pm ET
Friday, July 5 6am ET


Way Beyond Compare

Tom Frangione dedicates this week’s show to Ringo Starr as he features rarities, alternate takes, and live versions of songs featuring Ringo.

Broadcast Schedule

Monday, July 1 2pm ET
Tuesday, July 2 11pm ET
Friday, July 5 4pm ET
Sunday, July 7 10am ET


Across The Universe

Dennis Elsas looks at the musical connections between John Lennon and Ringo in celebration of Ringo’s birthday during his weekly show.

Broadcast Schedule

Tuesday, July 2 4pm ET
Thursday, July 4 11pm ET
Saturday, July 5 1pm ET


My Fab Fours: Rock Drummers

Some of rock’s most legendary drummers each pick their four favorite songs by The Beatles where Ringo stands out the most to them.

Alvin Taylor Monday, July 1 7am ET
Alvin Taylor Saturday, July 6 11am ET
Dennis Diken Thursday, July 4 7am ET
Dennis Diken Sunday, July 7 5am ET
Denny Seiwell Monday, July 1 4am ET
Denny Seiwell Friday, July 5 2am ET
Liberty DeVitto Tuesday, July 2 6am ET
Liberty Devitto Saturday, July 6 10pm ET
Max Weinberg Tuesday, July 2 3pm ET
Max Weinberg Saturday, July 6 4am ET
Peter Criss Monday, July 1 10pm ET
Peter Criss Wednesday, July 3 5am ET
Simon Kirke Thursday, July 4 10pm ET
Tico Torres Thursday, July 4 1am ET
Tico Torres Sunday, July 7 2pm ET
Steve Jordan Wednesday, July 3 2pm ET
Steve Jordan Sunday, July 7 9pm ET