In their youth, white American kids, now of a certain age, divided the world into 3 mutually exclusive world views. The first, mostly female, was all Motown, all the time. A shy guy could get a paralytic to dance once she heard the opening bass lines to The Temptations, "My Girl".
The second were Beatles guys. The third worshiped at the altar of the Rolling Stones. If you doubt me, check the IPODS of early 60's survivors. Old habits die hard.
A parents lament in the early 60's went something like this, "That stuff's awful, it will be gone in a year or two. You won't be listening to that when your 70, that's for damned sure".
Today marks a milestone of sorts. Today's birthday boy, Richard Starkey turns 70.
Who'd a thunk? Never the best looking guy in a band, he's aged pretty well.
Married almost 30 years to Bond girl Barbara Bach, and still going strong.
Never did open the beauty salon he dreamed about.
Happy Birthday old guy.
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