Ringo Starr To Become A 70 Year Old Beatleby Paul Cashmere - January 13 2010
Ringo Starr will turn 70 years old this year.
The eldest of famous The Beatles will hit his 70-year milestone on July 7, 2010.
Ringo was three months older than John Lennon, who would have turned 70 this year. Lennon was 40 when he was shot dead in New York City.
The oldest Beatle had he not left the band before they found fame is Stu Sutcliffe. He would have been 70 in April. Sutcliffe was the bass player while the band was in Hamburg in the early 60s.
Stu Sutcliffe was a Beatle from May 1960 to August 1961. He died from cerebral paralysis at the age of 21 in 1962.
Original drummer Pete Best is still alive. He is 68-years old. Pete Best played drums on the first Beatles single ‘Love Me Do’ but was dumped for Ringo before the first album. The ‘Please Please Me’ version of ‘Love Me Do’ features Ringo, not Pete, making the original ‘Love Me Do’ single a collectors item.
Paul McCartney will be 68 this year. George Harrison would have 67.
Ringo has the newest music of all of the Beatles. His album ‘Y Not’, his 15th solo album will be released next week. McCartney plays bass on the song ‘Peace Dream’.
(Imagine that a Beatle reaching 70!! The passage of time that can't be contained. I wonder how Ringo feels about nearly reaching that mile stone!
Age is a funny thing when you're young all you want to be is older, then when you're in your late 20's you really think wow time is passing and it's not waiting for me. Then when you get in your 30's and other miles stones you really go thru pondering of what am I leaving behind what is MY legacy.
Everyone wants to leave something meaningful behind, something that shows your time on this earth. I venture to say there comes a point in ones life when you start to really embrace each and every day no matter how old you are. Old people that are in their 70's and up get a different feeling towards life, they begin to brag about thier age instead of dreading the fact that they're one year older. But in the end we make the life we live so dance, drink and be merry and feel as young as you want to be.)