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Paul McCartney Joins Ringo Starr Onstage in New York (Meet The Twotles at Ringo's 70th birthday)
Billboard ^ | July 08, 2010 1:40 EDT | Courtney Baldasare

Posted on 07/09/2010 12:16:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise

Ringo Starr kept his 70th birthday celebration going on Tuesday night (July 7) with a concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall that was positively star-studded, thanks in part to "a little help from his friend," Paul McCartney.

The former Beatles bandmates topped off the show by surprising audience members with a performance of "Birthday" from "The Beatles [White Album]," and appropriately so. With McCartney on lead vocals and Starr behind the drum kit, the duo performed with classic rock 'n' roll flair.

"Birthday" was preceded by another all-star collaboration, when Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band played "With a Little Help From My Friends" and were joined by a few extra notable faces, including Yoko Ono, Joe Walsh, Angus Young and Steven Van Zandt, to name a few.


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: acdc; angusyoung; beatlemania; beatles; beatlesreunion; joewalsh; napl; paulmccartney; ringostarr; rock; rockandroll; rockmusic; thebeatles; whenim64; yokoono

1 posted on 07/09/2010 12:16:12 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; ...

I’d be more surprised with Paul joinging Pete Best onstage.


2 posted on 07/09/2010 12:17:22 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: a fool in paradise

They would have to PAY ME to see those two assholes. I certainly wouldn’t waste my own money.


3 posted on 07/09/2010 12:17:55 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Ev Reeman

What about Angus Young with Yoko Ono?!


4 posted on 07/09/2010 12:19:14 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Yeah. That would be hysterical. I mean historical.


5 posted on 07/09/2010 12:19:46 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Get Tony Sheridan there!


6 posted on 07/09/2010 12:21:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!
It's too late, that ship has sailed. Bert Kaempfert can't make the reunion.


7 posted on 07/09/2010 12:23:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Revolting cat!

8 posted on 07/09/2010 12:24:03 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Or Stu Sutcliffe.

BTW, I do not look forward to hearing any of these tunes piped into the nursing home.


9 posted on 07/09/2010 12:26:44 PM PDT by Argus
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To: a fool in paradise

Yoko Ono is star studded?! Did Pee Wee Herman make it? Was Mr. Spacely there? The robot from “Lost in Space” is a bigger star than Ono.


10 posted on 07/09/2010 12:28:43 PM PDT by albie
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To: albie

Hell, ALF is even a bugger star than Yoko Ono.


11 posted on 07/09/2010 12:31:09 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: albie

Hell, ALF is even a bigger star than Yoko Ono.


12 posted on 07/09/2010 12:31:25 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Ev Reeman

Alf Bicknell was the Beatles' chauffeur for three years. From 1964 to 1966.

13 posted on 07/09/2010 12:39:06 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Ev Reeman
"Not that there's anything wrong with that!"
14 posted on 07/09/2010 12:39:40 PM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: a fool in paradise

You will NEVER see HELP! on British TV because of the “filthy Eastern people with filthy Eastern ways” comment by JOhn.


15 posted on 07/09/2010 12:44:11 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

And then John got on a heroin habit anyway.


16 posted on 07/09/2010 12:53:04 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Replace the two dead ones and go on tour, the Drifters could do it, so can you!


17 posted on 07/09/2010 1:04:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Paul has long said that he doesn’t want to compromise that legacy they got in the can decades ago (another reason that Let It Be is maintained in the vault but the film will not be officially released to home video since it’s ~1980 video release).

He needs to stop spouting political BS if he wants to “protect” his legacy.

Meanwhile the Beatles’ kids and some other musicians kids are jamming together.


18 posted on 07/09/2010 1:16:18 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Meet the Twotles...”

Paul(y) is building choppers now?


19 posted on 07/09/2010 1:17:03 PM PDT by beelzepug ("Don't be a wise a**.")
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To: a fool in paradise

Does Mark Chapman have any brothers who own firearms?


20 posted on 07/09/2010 1:43:31 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: a fool in paradise

I recognize that I’m in a minority, but I never did like the Beatles or their music.


21 posted on 07/09/2010 1:47:35 PM PDT by Gator113 (God save the Republic.....)
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band played "With a Little Help From My Friends" and were joined by a few extra notable faces, including Yoko Ono, Joe Walsh, Angus Young and Steven Van Zandt, to name a few.

My goodness, all that talent! (Plus Yoko.)


22 posted on 07/09/2010 2:59:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Ev Reeman

Miss Piggy outclasses Yoko Ono. Yoko Ono is a real pig in my book.


23 posted on 07/09/2010 4:32:55 PM PDT by unkus
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To: unkus

She is a “ buta “ ( Japanese for pig ) !


24 posted on 07/09/2010 5:10:54 PM PDT by sushiman (1)
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To: sushiman

Thank you for the appropriate word, sushiman. She is a very obnoxious and nasty person.


25 posted on 07/09/2010 6:16:02 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Slings and Arrows; a fool in paradise

Be still my heart. Oh, I’m so impressed. Excuse me while I swoon and maybe scream, you never know. Catch me, Slings.


26 posted on 07/09/2010 8:09:55 PM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily)
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To: a fool in paradise

A few years ago some magazine made a list of the worst 100 rock songs of all time. Two of them were McCartney’s. In the middle of the article was this little gem:

“One of the remaining Beetles wrote two of the worst songs ever and the other is Ringo.”


27 posted on 07/09/2010 8:17:14 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: sushiman; unkus

Baka buta?

Buta bacon?


28 posted on 07/09/2010 9:25:13 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: unkus

To quote Dennis Leary:

“What kind of country is this where John Lennon gets six bullets in the chest, and Yoko is standing right next to him, and not one f’ing bullet? Explain THAT to me.”


29 posted on 07/09/2010 9:34:23 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: sushiman; unkus

I can’t believe it’s not buta?


30 posted on 07/09/2010 10:01:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TheOldLady

Actually, I wouldn’t mind hearing Joe Walsh and Angus Young trading riffs. Wouldn’t mind at all.


31 posted on 07/09/2010 10:06:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: dfwgator

LOL That’s good. Thanks for sharing. Dennis Leary was right.


32 posted on 07/09/2010 10:11:16 PM PDT by unkus
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To: a fool in paradise
I'm surprised after the way Paul treated Ringo.
33 posted on 07/09/2010 10:15:07 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL ...it’s BOO TA .


34 posted on 07/10/2010 12:21:11 AM PDT by sushiman (1)
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To: sushiman

Why let facts get in the way of a good wisecrack?


35 posted on 07/10/2010 1:13:23 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: a fool in paradise
"Birthday" was preceded by another all-star collaboration, when Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band played "With a Little Help From My Friends"

The old farts forgot to play "When I'm 64"

36 posted on 07/10/2010 2:48:09 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I wouldn’t mind hearing Joe Walsh and Angus Young trading riffs.

Yes, but the twotles plus Ohno... Well, I don't want to be cruel.

37 posted on 07/10/2010 8:24:18 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily)
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To: martin_fierro

“When I was 64...”


38 posted on 07/12/2010 11:24:15 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: a fool in paradise; June K.

Are you sure this is Alf Bicknell in the picture? Could be Mal Evans instead ... although both had the same build, Mal was very often photographed with the Beatles whereas as far as I know, Alf was not.

The picture above is from the set of the "HELP!" movie, which Mal Evans appeared in as the 'swimmer' who pokes up thru a hole in the ice after it had been blown open by a bomb (disguised as a 'curling' pot), so it makes sense that it would be Mal in this picture.

BTW - I met and hung out with Alf Bicknell several years ago at a BeatleFest convention, and he was one of the nicest guys, just a regular person without pretense. RIP Alf (and Mal)

-- MM

39 posted on 07/12/2010 4:12:41 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Mr_Moonlight

I make no further claims as to the identity, I just googled “Beatles” and “Alf” and this came up with the “tag”.


40 posted on 07/13/2010 9:50:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: beelzepug

If the could get the two remaining Who member with the remaining Beatles, they could be “The Whotles.”


41 posted on 07/13/2010 9:55:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Looks more like Alf than Mal to me — Mal was clean shaven at the time.


42 posted on 07/17/2010 8:56:06 PM PDT by MikeD (We live in a world where babies are like velveteen rabbits that only become real if they are loved.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Whenever I see the name “Yoko Ono,” I have a “stinky nose” reflex.


43 posted on 07/17/2010 8:58:22 PM PDT by bannie (Gone to seed.)
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