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Fans and friends join Ringo Starr for 76th birthday 'Peace and Love' ceremony

Fans and friends join Ringo Starr for 76th birthday 'Peace and Love' ceremony

Ringo Starr’s annual “Peace and Love” ceremony for his birthday seems to get bigger each year, and although last year’s event marking his 75th birthday was a star-packed blowout, Thursday’s festivities in Hollywood appeared to push the needle up at least one more notch.

As usual, a crowd of 200 to 300 fans gathered outside the Capitol Records Tower, closing down part of Vine Street north of Holywood Boulevard.

A few minutes before noon, when the ex-Beatle traditionally asks fans around the world to flash the peace sign and say the words “peace and love” in whatever time zone they’re in, a stream of stars, largely but not...

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