Ringo Starr received an early 70th birthday present this week (beg05Jul10) when fans serenaded him with Happy Birthday during a concert.
The Beatles legend was performing a show in New Brunswick, New Jersey on Monday night (05Jul10) when the crowd broke into song.
The rocker beamed with delight - and was even more surprised when fans marked the end of the two-hour show with another rendition of the tune.
He told the audience, "Thank you. I am sure all the gifts are being sent to my dressing room."
Starr turned 70 on Wednesday (07Jul10) and was due to mark the occasion with a performance at New York's Radio City Music Hall with his All Starr Band.