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Houstonians help Ringo Starr and John Varvatos give peace a chance at big celebration

Houstonians help Ringo Starr and John Varvatos give peace a chance

Ringo Starr at the International Peace Day celebration at John Varvatos store in California
Ringo Starr was in a peaceful mood during his concert at the John Varvatos store in West Hollywood, Calif. Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for John Varvatos
News, Shelby, Varvatos event in Hollywood, Bob Cavnar, Gracie Cavnar, Sept. 2014
Bob and Gracie Cavnar at the #PeaceRocks concert. Courtesy photo
Musicians Edgar Winter, Nils Lofgren and Richard Page perform onstage during John Varvatos' International Day of Peace Celebration.
Musicians Edgar Winter, Nils Lofgren and Richard Page perform onstage during John Varvatos' International Day of Peace Celebration. Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for John Varvatos
News, Shelby, Varvatos event in Hollywood, Bob Cavnar, Emmett Sky
Bob Cavnar, left, with up and coming talent Emmett Skyy. Photo by Gracie Cavnar
John Varvatos, Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach at International Peace Day in West Hollywood
John Varvatos, Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach want to give peace a chance. Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for John Varvatos
Crowd at International Peace Day Concert with Ringo Starr at John Varvatos store
A large crowd attended the International Peace Day celebration. Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for John Varvatos
Ringo Starr at the International Peace Day celebration at John Varvatos store in California
News, Shelby, Varvatos event in Hollywood, Bob Cavnar, Gracie Cavnar, Sept. 2014
Musicians Edgar Winter, Nils Lofgren and Richard Page perform onstage during John Varvatos' International Day of Peace Celebration.
News, Shelby, Varvatos event in Hollywood, Bob Cavnar, Emmett Sky
John Varvatos, Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach at International Peace Day in West Hollywood
Crowd at International Peace Day Concert with Ringo Starr at John Varvatos store

Lucky the man (and his woman) who shops John Varvatos in Los Angeles. Just ask political blogger Bob Cavnar and Gracie Cavnar, founder of Recipe for Success, fresh from attending the retailer's invitation-only rock star bash featuring Ringo Starr and his All Star Band.

The Cavnars, with VIP passes in hand,were among 700 guests that included Marilyn Manson, Joe Walsh and up-and-coming singer/songwriter Emmett Skyy.

The concert/party, held outside of the Varvatos Melrose Avenue location, coincided with the International Day of Peace. It was held in conjunction with the #PeaceRocks campaign, created to raise awareness and money for the Ringo Starr Peace & Love Fund. Ringo is Varvatos' current brand ambassador and the two have forged a peace-infused partnership.

The Cavnars, with VIP passes in hand, were among 700 guests that included Marilyn Manson, Joe Walsh, who did a guest performance; and up-and-coming singer/songwriter Emmett Skyy, a native of Baton Rouge. (Ringo's producer Bruce Sugar is producing Skyy's next album.)

As for the Ringo Starr performance, Bob emailed, "The band was unbelievable including Edgar Winter, Nils Lofgren, Steve Lukather, Richard Page and Gregg Bissonette . . . Ringo was great, but was impossible to get close to with the crush.  He was very gracious, though, saying hello to us backstage before the show."

Watch the video of Ringo Starr at the International Peace Day Celebration at the John Varvatos store:

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