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Old February 10 2014, 08:05 AM   #1
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Ringo Starr Looks Great for 74

Not sure if anyone watched The Beatles special tonight but I found out that Ringo was 74. I was shocked, because looking at him he doesn't look a day over 50. Yeah I know Make Up helps, but he's as energetic now as he was back then and I honestly thought he was better than Paul McCartney during the individual segments. It's a shame he's always looked at as kind of the outsider of the group because now he's still rocking and looking good doing it.

Anyone else watch the special, or just think Ringo Starr is the best Beatle?
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Old February 10 2014, 08:22 AM   #2
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Choosing a best Beatle is like choosing a best Beatle song. They're all great. Besides, best at what? Melody, lyrics, harmonizing, guitar, piano, drums?
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Old February 10 2014, 08:27 AM   #3
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Sir Thumbs-a-lot is the best at putting his thumbs up.
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Old February 10 2014, 09:06 AM   #4
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Choosing a best Beatle is like choosing a best Beatle song. They're all great. Besides, best at what? Melody, lyrics, harmonizing, guitar, piano, drums?
I was thinking more along the lines of entertainer.
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Old February 10 2014, 09:15 PM   #5
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Not sure if anyone watched The Beatles special tonight but I found out that Ringo was 74. I was shocked, because looking at him he doesn't look a day over 50. Yeah I know Make Up helps, but he's as energetic now as he was back then and I honestly thought he was better than Paul McCartney during the individual segments. It's a shame he's always looked at as kind of the outsider of the group because now he's still rocking and looking good doing it.

Anyone else watch the special, or just think Ringo Starr is the best Beatle?
Ringo wasn't the best Beatle, John was.

But I was thinking the same thing you were when looking at Ringo on the show. He looks WAY younger than Paul. Fingo just seems so unpretentious and down to earth -- just a regular guy. He seemed completely relaxed talking to Letteman about the past, where Paul seemed his usual kind of uptight, nervous self. And no offense to Paul, love all of the Beatles, individually and as a whole.

I did laugh out loud at Yoko and those glassses sitting on the end of her nose and that hat. Sean was there too, right? I thought that was him.

Why Katie Perry? So many other singers could have done a better job. My favorite performance was Imagine Dragons', Revolution.

That was a nice touch getting those girls who were actually shown on camera in the studio to comment. Anyone recall that Stevie's verion of Try to See it My Way was a huge hit for him.

Loved the show.
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Old February 10 2014, 09:59 PM   #6
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I thought it was great! I have to say, I found myself enjoying Ringo's set more than Paul's just because Ringo's performance seemed so much more relaxed. Both were great though.

Loved Ringo giving a shout out to Dave Grohl's daughter.
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Old February 10 2014, 10:51 PM   #7
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Not sure if anyone watched The Beatles special tonight but I found out that Ringo was 74. I was shocked, because looking at him he doesn't look a day over 50. Yeah I know Make Up helps, but he's as energetic now as he was back then and I honestly thought he was better than Paul McCartney during the individual segments. It's a shame he's always looked at as kind of the outsider of the group because now he's still rocking and looking good doing it.

Anyone else watch the special, or just think Ringo Starr is the best Beatle?
Just compare him to Phil Collins, who at sixty-something can't even dance like he used to on stage anymore; Ringo was up and at 'em like nobody's business last night.
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Old February 11 2014, 01:14 AM   #8
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Just compare him to Phil Collins, who at sixty-something can't even dance like he used to on stage anymore; Ringo was up and at 'em like nobody's business last night.
I took my mom to see Ringo two years ago when he toured with the All-Starr Band that summer, and Ringo did jumping jacks on stage! "He's pretty spry for seventy-two!" I said. My mom said she couldn't do jumping jacks like that and she's not anywhere near as old as he is.
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Old February 11 2014, 03:05 AM   #9
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Say what you will about her but Yoko wasn't doing bad considering she's 80.


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Loved Ringo giving a shout out to Dave Grohl's daughter.
Which just added to the sense of him being quite at ease. Would have loved to hear the No No Song.
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Old February 11 2014, 03:16 AM   #10
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I thought it was great! I have to say, I found myself enjoying Ringo's set more than Paul's just because Ringo's performance seemed so much more relaxed. Both were great though.

Loved Ringo giving a shout out to Dave Grohl's daughter.
Yeah. Both were great and it was nice to see Ringo and Paul together again, but Ringo looked like he was having fun up there. Paul looked a little more serious.
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Old February 11 2014, 03:56 AM   #11
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Why Katie Perry? So many other singers could have done a better job. My favorite performance was Imagine Dragons', Revolution.
Perry gave the weakest performance of the night. She was so serious that it bordered on comic.

You're right about Ringo. He looked great.
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Old February 11 2014, 05:48 AM   #12
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As for the cover performances, I would buy a that cover of While My Guitar Gently Weeps. That was a very definition of a jam session and it sounded amazing.
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Old February 11 2014, 10:13 AM   #13
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^When somebody posts this special (or parts of it) on YouTube, just have your browser make an MP3 of the part that 'My Guitar Gently Weeps'.
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Old February 11 2014, 06:38 PM   #14
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Ringo still looks like Arafat.
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Old February 12 2014, 02:30 AM   #15
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No, Arafat looked like Ringo.
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