Ringo Starr ‘Tribute Concert’

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m a huge Beatles fan. I grew up during Beatle-mania, and have always been largely into the peace/love/harmony message that they always successfully shared in their songs. My favorite album is Rubber Soul, and my favorite song off the album is “Drive My Car”. Who doesn’t love that song?

Ringo-StarrOn January 20th, Ringo Starr will receive the “Lifetime of Peace and Love Award” from the David Lynch Foundation. The award will be presented as a part of an event taking place at the El Ray Theater in Los Angeles, and will include a tribute concert featuring Joe Walsh, Ben Harper, and Dave Stewart, amongst others.

The event will be raising money for scholarships to teach the Transcendental Meditation technique to at-risk youth in under-funded schools, veterans with PTSD, women who have been victims of domestic violence, and homeless and incarcerated individuals.

Ringo has been a long-time proponent and supporter of Transcendental Meditation technique, and had studied under the tutelage of the founder of the TM program, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the late 1960s. In Ringo’s book, Postcards from the Boyshe writes that he still meditates with the same mantra that Maharishi gave him when he first started, and that the time he spent studying with Maharishi was “one of the best experiences of my life.”

In 2009 Ringo reunited with fellow Beatle, Paul McCartney in a benefit concert for the David Lynch Foundation held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

During the press conference preceding the concert Paul talked about their TM practice:

“It’s a life long gift. You know it is something that you can call on at any time. Now it’s actually come into the main stream. We (Ringo Starr and I) think it’s a great thing.”

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