Paul McCartney and Sheryl Crow are among the stars lined up to play Ringo Starr's 80th birthday next week - and all they’ll have to do is act naturally. 

The Beatles drummer will be marking a milestone year on July 7 with a little help from his friends during a livestreamed gig on his YouTube Channel entitled Ringo’s Big Birthday Show. 

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Also along for the ride are Ringo’s lifelong pal Joe Walsh of The Eagles, percussionist Shiela E, and singer Ben Harper. 

The show kicks off at 12 noon in LA and is free to watch but viewers are being encouraged to make donations to various charities during the event. 

The big night will also see the premiere of a group cover version of Starr's song, Give More Love, which will feature the likes of Jeff Bridges, Elvis Costello, and Kenny Loggins.

In a statement, Starr said, "As everyone knows, I love gathering with fans for peace and love on my birthday. But this year, I want everyone to be safe at home - so I called up a few friends and we put this Big Birthday Show together so we could still celebrate my birthday with you all, with some great music, and for some great charities.

"I hope you will all join me! Peace and Love, Ringo."