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

The Beatles Channel is honoring Ringo all week long with Peace and Love.

Matt Simeone
July 5, 2023

SiriusXM’s The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18) is celebrating Ringo Starr’s birthday (July 7) with exclusive specials all week long. Check out the full programming schedule below, and start listening to The Beatles Channel via radios and the SXM App now.

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Additionally, on July 7, Ringo Starr and his wife Barbara Starkey will be joined on his birthday by family and friends, including Joe and Marjorie Walsh, All Starrs (past and present) Edgar Winter, and Gregg Bissonette, Sheila E., Richard Marx, Jim Keltner as well as friends Benmont Tench, Mike Campbell, Ed Begley Jr, Diane Warren, Roy Orbison Jr and more.

They will gather together in Los Angeles for Ringo’s annual Peace & Love Birthday event, and at Noon give the traditional “Peace and Love” exclamation. NASA continues to support spreading the message to the universe and will send a pre-recorded message from Ringo into the universe at Noon PST from Barstow California based station in the Deep Space Network.

Prior to this musicians, including Silversun Pickups, Blake Mills and King Tuff, will celebrate Ringo’s music with tribute performances.

The complete list of events will be posted on Ringo’s Facebook page.

Programming Schedule

Ringo Starr’s 2023 Birthday Mix — NEW!

Ringo picks a mix of some of his favorites by The Beatles and from his solo career, plus songs he’s been a guest drummer on and more. It’s a peace and love musical celebration in honor of his birthday!

Premiere: Friday (7/7) 1pm ET

Friday (7/7) 8pm ET

Saturday (7/8) 4pm ET

Sunday (7/9) 10pm ET

Thursday (7/13) 1pm ET

Fab Fourum

Dennis Elsas, Bill Flanagan, and Tom Frangione host a birthday tribute to Ringo Starr, featuring a new exclusive interview with Ringo. Plus, current member of Ringo’s All Starr Band Steve Lukather and former All Starr Sheila E will join the festivities.

Premiere: Wednesday (7/5) 9pm ET

Saturday (7/8) 7am ET

Sunday (7/9) 6pm ET

Ringo Roundtable

Host Alan Light welcomes a panel of drummers — Jim Keltner, Gregg Bissonette, and Steve Jordan — for a special conversation honoring Ringo Starr’s drumming in celebration of his birthday.

Premiere: Friday (7/7) 2pm ET

Saturday (7/8) 9pm ET

Sunday (7/9) 11am ET

Wednesday (7/12) Midnight ET

Ringo Starr’s 2022 Mix

To celebrate his birthday last year, Ringo Starr hosted a special show, picking some of his favorites by The Beatles and from his solo career, as well as songs by artists who influenced him.

Premiere: Saturday (7/8) 7pm ET

Eight Songs A Week

It’s a special birthday mix dedicated to one of the most iconic drummers, musicians and singers in history…Ringo Starr! Which song with Ringo on lead vocals did fans decide is their favorite? Find out on an all-new 8 Songs A Week! Hosted by Meg Griffin.

Premiere: Saturday (7/8) 10am ET

Sunday (7/9) 3pm ET

Monday (7/10) 12pm ET

Breakfast With The Beatles

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

Premiere: Friday (7/7) 8am ET

Dark Horse Radio

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

Premiere: Thursday (7/6) 3pm ET

Saturday (7/8) 11pm ET

Sunday (7/9) 4pm ET

Wednesday (7/12) 7am ET

Northern Songs

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

Premiere: Friday (7/7) Midnight ET

Sunday (7/9) 6am ET

Way Beyond Compare

Hear this week’s show to Ringo Starr for his birthday as he features rarities, alternate takes, and demos of songs featuring Ringo.

Premiere Friday (7/7) 4pm ET

Sunday (7/9) 10am ET

Across The Universe: The Life And Music Of John Lennon

Host Dennis Elsas explores some of John Lennon’s musical connections to Ringo Starr in honor of Ringo’s birthday week.

Premiere: Thursday (7/6) 11pm ET

Saturday (7/8) 1pm ET

My Fab Fours: Rock Drummers

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

Max Weinberg – E Street Band

Saturday (7/8) 11am ET

Peter Criss – Original Kiss Drummer

Wednesday (7/5) 2pm ET

Simon Kirke – Bad Company & Free Drummer

Thursday (7/6) 7am ET