By Andy Doerschuk Published August 6, 2010
On June 29, 2010, one week before his 70th birthday, Ringo Starr And His All Star Band performed in Boston and John DeChristopher — Zildjian’s vice president, artist relations and event marketing worldwide and longtime FOR (friend of Ringo) — was there to present the music legend with a birthday gift on behalf of the Zildjian Company - a pair of Tiffany silver cufflinks.
“Ringo was very gracious and genuinely appreciated us acknowledging his milestone birthday,” DeChristopher says. “When he saw the Tiffany box he gave me a big smile, which was a huge relief — I mean… what do you give a ‘Beatle’ for his birthday? One of the highlights of the day was being there for sound check and watching Ringo show Gregg [Bissonette] the drum intro to “Come Together” and just standing next to the guy who is the reason I and millions of others became a drummer.”