The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr discussed his 80th birthday coming up next year. He said when he was a teen, he believed everyone should be ‘shot’ at 60 as they’d outlived their usefulness, an eerie remark after John Lennon was shot to death at 40. Starr said his feelings on that statement changed as he got older, especially when he turned 40. Ringo Starr recently revealed when The Beatles were really ‘falling apart.’ Starr recently told filmmaker Danny Boyle he approved of an eerie scene where John Lennon survived and was not shot in the film Yesterday. “We sent everyone the finished film,” Boyle said, “and we got a lovely message from Ringo and Barbara [Bach], and a lovely message back from Olivia [Harrison], George’s widow. I don’t think Paul’s seen the film yet but he saw and liked the trailer.”
Starr told Parade, I’ll be 80! I can’t hide my birthday. It’s not like I can say, “Oh, I was born in 1956.” Everybody knows exactly when I was born and exactly how old I am. I’m not ashamed of it anymore.
When I was a teenager, I thought that everybody at 60 should be shot because they’re useless. And when I got to 40, my mother said, ‘I don’t suppose you feel like that anymore, son.’ I was well pissed off with being 40! But after that, you just go with it. Actually, it’s a miracle I’m still around. I put a lot of medication in my body and I could have left at any time.”
Ringo Starr recently revealed what John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono did in bed. 98mh_d called Ringo Starr a ‘role model’ in a new post on The Beatles Reddit, “Paul and Ringo are really good role models in terms of mentality, that’s why they’re likable.
-They’ve tried to stay open minded about new people in their field.
-They are happy to share their lives and explain their art with their audience.
-They’ve been extremely modest about their talent and contribution.
-They have been honest and about their influences and encourage people to see the simplicity instead of being elitist in comparison to some other successful musicians.
-They’ve taken care of themselves with age (yea money helps but it requires effort).
-They’ve stayed free of major scandals since the Beatles and even in the Beatles they were responsible enough to get through whilst making good music.
The same would probably have gone for George and John had they survived. Some actions here and there are off, but in terms of an outlook on life, they’re very admirable. John Lennon making an angry shooting remark was recently revealed.