Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ringo at 70 and The Beatles

Lots of talk about The Beatles vis-a-vis Ringo Starr turning 70. (Mostly people going, "Oh my God, I am so old...")

I enjoyed Eduardo Porter's quick reflection in today's Times, talking about the staying power of The Beatles, which really is quite an amazing thing. My father and I listened to Let It Be in the car yesterday en route to see an Irish session at the Playwright Irish Pub in Hamden, Connecticut, and I was thinking exactly about the lasting accessibility and excitement of the songs. Are they truly timeless? I'll report back when I'm 70, I guess...

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