Skip to comments.Happy 74th birthday to Ringo ! ( Vanity )
Posted on 07/06/2014 5:10:53 PM PDT by sushiman
Ringo always seems to be enjoying himself. As a Beatle he never took himself to seriously and later was very successful as a single performer.
Ringo’s a vegan-—hence why he is so slim. Looks good for his years.
You have to respect the way he came through the 60s sane and alive.
I wonder how it would've turned out if they'd have kept Pete.
Most overrated band ever.
Ringo... Have a hamburger!
Schmaltzy, but I can’t hear this song without missing a certain someone from my past. And still, it’s rather upbeat!
My opinion is that without Ringo they never would have achieved the level of success and popularity they enjoyed , and they certianly wouldn’t have fared as well artistically because Ringo , despite whar some ignorant naysayers say , was quite an inventive drummer and had a feel that is almost impossible to copy . I know guys who play in Beatles tribute bands in Japan and they always say that .
We saw him on his 70th. Paul was a surprise guest at the end and sang Birthday.
I read awhile back that he had some digestive issues with meat and that is why he switched. I don’t know if McCartney had an affect on him or not.
As we get older, all kinds of things that didn’t bother us before can become problematic.
He does look good, tho.
In 8 years they put together a song catalog that the Rolling Stones could not do in 40 years. Like them or not they are the most successful and influential band in history and its not close.
I like his post-Beatles solo work the most of any of the Beatles, easily. Photograph, You’re 16, and The No-No Song come to mind immediately.
And I have to give him a WTF Award for his video of “Only You” (with John Lennon):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53C8hVR_YuU (starts about 15 seconds in)
He has a unique way of looking at life and is a master of the malaprop. I think, in part, why he is so endearing to his fans and friends.
He made me cry once. In a documentary of George Harrison, he was talking about their friendship and the end of George’s life. Near death with cancer, George asked Ringo if there was anything he could do for one of Ring’s children who was having hard times in the US. As if George did not have enough on his plate. The way he told it was touching and he started to cry a bit. And it got to me. Then, being Ringo, he looked that the camera and said, “Me? Crying? What is this? A Barbara F#^king Walters interview??!!”
I saw him at the 50th Year Tribute concert. He was bouncing around, running back and forth, he had the energy of the 23 year old he was when he first came to America.
George and Ringo were my two favorites.
But the band was all very talented.
“Most overrated band ever.”
Another d**b a** .
I think you’re right about Ringo’s big contribution to the Beatles’ success. Lennon and McCartney were brilliant songwriters, but without Ringo, the group chemistry and sound would’ve been a lot different, with who knows what results.
They were overrated, dumbass. Deal with it.
Your ignorance is showing for all to see - dumbass .
Led Zeppelin, Metallica, AC/DC, Rush, and Aerosmith vehemently disagrees with you.
However, you can't deny that 50+ years later they are still winning over a new generation of fans. I don't think you can say that for any other 60s era group. Their music still sells to the high school and college crowds and every city has some sort of 2 hour Beatles salute on Sunday mornings. I do not know of any musical group or artist who claims they weren't influenced (even if it was just a minor influence)by the Beatles.
His longevity as a performer and being a decent guy who doesn’t take himself too seriously speaks well for him.
He seems to have had fun and gives his audiences a good show for their money.
You know, Beatles being overrated is a fine premise.
“Led Zeppelin, Metallica, AC/DC, Rush, and Aerosmith vehemently disagrees with you.”
All one can say to that is HaHaHaHaHaHa
Dumbass, I am not ignorant about the fact that the Beatles are overrated. They simply are. I don’t doubt for a second they were a great band, but that doesn’t mean they were not overrated then or now.
Don't hold your breath, none of these guys will ever be on rock's Mt. Rushmore.
I think I’m becoming like that. I had no problems eating meat for so many years as a child. Ate meat practically everyday. Now I get a funny reaction when I eat Pork. Chicken..somewhat. I’m gradually weaning off meat gradually. My stomach can’t handle meat, not sure why. So I am researching on veggie recipes so that I can cook. After eating meat, my stomach feels like I want to throw it up, which I don’t and feel lethargic also.
They just happened to be in the right time period at the right time. It’s nothing but media coronation, much like Britney Spears in the late 90s. Other bands such as Steppenwolf and Mama and the Papas in that era are still superior, IMO. A decade earlier or later the Beatles would have been hooked off stage.
” I don’t think you can say that for any other 60s era group.”
Actually you can say it for almost all of them. Almost all of the well known bands of the 60s have gained new followers in recent years. That’s why their music is still selling. Jimi Hendrix probably puts out more albums now than when he was alive. That can only be because people are buying them.
Still think he’s Arafat’s straight, younger brother. LOL.
Ringo has also been clean and sober for over 25 years.
I thin your exaggerating a bit.
But I’m not arguing Beatles being overrated.
I’m saying the bands you presented are laughably terrible.
All of those bands are good...but they came along quite a long time after the Beatles didn’t they? Somebody ushered rock and roll into the US but it wasn’t them.
I have yet to hear a lot of covers by other artists of these bands hits.
(Rush??? Man are ya kidding me?)
Really? Think they sell as much music as the Beatles? Think Hendrix comes close to the Beatles in music sold or in wide spread popularity?
I think not. (BTW- I am a HUGE Hendrix fan)
I have one of those too, when I hear it, and several others from the Band’s repertoire. Heh.
The wife and I saw him two years ago in Nashville on his 72nd birthday. We saw him last Thursday in Tunica, MS. Seen him two other times. He, along with those in his All-Starr band make god an enjoyable two hours. They’re coming back to this area in October and the wife and I will spend a couple more hours with him. Happy birthday, Ringo. Hope you have many more.
Ringo Starr certified NICE guy!
A lot of us would beg to differ.
“Think they sell as much music as the Beatles?”
No. And that doesn’t mean the Beatles are not overrated.
“Think Hendrix comes close to the Beatles in music sold or in wide spread popularity?”
No, but does that mean George Harrison was a better guitarist than Hendrix? No, of course not. Hendrix is not overrated as a guitarist. The Beatles are overrated as a band. That doesn’t mean the Beatles are not the biggest selling band. The one does not change the other.
“I think not. (BTW- I am a HUGE Hendrix fan)”
Then you should be able to see the obvious. We would both agree - I suppose - that Hendrix was a better guitarist in his sleep than any of the Beatles. Right? Does that mean that Hendrix was overrated? No, not in the least. Now, The Beatles sold many more albums than Hendrix. Does that mean that the Beatles were NOT overrated? No, it doesn’t.
Frank Zappa said this band , The Shaggs , were better than The Beatles . You and he have something in common lol !
“...make god an enjoyable...”
That should have read “make FOR an enjoyable”. Typing on an iPhone and made a huge error. My apologies.