Richard Starkey is 79!?! WTF?!?

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  1. Doctorx33

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    Yeah, he’s old. A lot of us are.
     
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    interesting info!

    i like broccoli...i dont eat it much...i dont think its a vile weed!
     
  3. Brad Pittiful

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    yeah i know he still tours but ringo is older so...but paul is also a beast...3 hours...i couldnt do that
     
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    Besides being ex-MopTops what else do those old, healthy men have in common...hmmm..?

    I don’t know. I’ll think of it and get back to you. Need to eat my bacon/ham/sausage breakfast biscuit now...
     
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    Easy for me to remember -- born the same year as my parents.
     
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    Isn't that the truth? I just bought the DVD of all their Ed Sullivan performances the other day - just for nostalgia's sake.
     
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    I was almost six when they were on Ed Sullivan. It was all anyone talked about. Years later, I read a Brian Wilson interview where he said, overnight, The Beach Boys went from being cool to looking like a bunch of golf caddies. I still like both bands, though. It was a paradigm shift.
     
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    It was the group*/the self-contained unit that wrote their own songs. Plus they were young. It looked fun .

    And then, every guitar and amp company on the face of the planet was looking for capital to expand their production facilities. It’s hysterical when you look at the immediate post-Ed Sullivan years and how it’s peak production for so many models.


    * Though Chuck and Buddy were doing the same thing, albeit solo, 5-8 yrs before.
     
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    My uncle was born in 59 he told me a story of when the Beatles were on Ed Sullivan was the night my father was born so the kids were with the grandparents while they’re parents were at the hospital and my uncles sitting there watching the Beatles and my great grandfather starts saying how rediculous they are with their long hair and rock music it was an outrage!
    Always liked that story
     
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    Time flies when you're having fun.

    Happy Birthday, Ringo!
     
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    Levon Helm used to play in the All Starr Band with Ringo.

    ‘nuf sed.
     
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    On the Beatles 1st american tour, students were excused for an absence to see them in Indy. Bigtime!
     
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    Yeah, there’s a bunch of those early all-starr band tours that I really regret not going to.

    Frampton and Levon and Danko and Joe Walsh and ...

    This list is mind-blowing

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringo_Starr_&_His_All-Starr_Band
     
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    ...and many more.
     
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    I think the so called secret to their longevity is the fact they are vegetarian, rest as needed, and take the time to enjoy life. I’m enjoying my life now with a second chance, cutting out a lot of sugar and carbs. Not quite vegetarian but limiting my types of protein. I play as much as my hands allow (cramps).
    Always loved their music.
     
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    I just watched the Big Interview with Dan Rather and Ringo yesterday. Good interview.
     
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