Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Ringo Starr @70

Richard Starkey -- better known to the world as Ringo Starr -- turned 70 years old today. As drummer for The Beatles, he got somewhat of a bad rap over the years from general pop audiences. In fact, among drummers, he set a new standard not only in terms of his playing style, but in bringing a new prominence to the role of a drummer in a pop combo. He is shown here in an excerpt from an interview on an A&E special.

His birthday wish? “Peace and love.” Sounds reasonable.

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