BEVERLY HILLS—Ringo Starr, who is known for being the famous drummer of the Beatles donated an 800 pound sculpture titled “Peace and Love,” to the city of Beverly Hills. On May 7, the Beverly Hills City Council agreed to accept the musician’s gift. 

“Peace and Love,” is an 800 pound shiny steel sculpture of a hand making the peace sign. On June 14, the city council discussed the location of the placement of the sculpture. On Tuesday, June 18, the city of Beverly Hills agreed to place the sculpture on Santa Monica Boulevard. Starr will fund the installation of the piece. 

Starr collaborated with “The Beatles” until the group disbanded in 1970.  He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1998 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of “The Beatles” in 1988. Starr has released a total of 19 solo albums, the first being “Sentimental Journey” in 1970. His last solo album was “Give Me More Love” in 2017. He also appeared in several films during his career including “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Help!,” and “Caveman.” He won an Academy Award alongside “The Beatles” for Best Original Song for the film “Let it Be.”

Written By Maydeen Merino and Casey Jacobs