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Noted in Passing at the Supermarket This Morning

A Beatle is 80? Surely the Second Coming is at hand. . .

“The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Announce Additional 2022 Tour DatesRingo Starr & His All-Starr Band previously announced tour dates in May and June. The concerts were previously postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Joining the legendary The Beatles drummer in His All-Starr Band includes Edgar Winter, Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and Hamish Stuart.
Ringo Starr announces annual Peace & Love Birthday event – At noon, Starr will signal the Artemis Mission Control Center in Houston, Texas to beam his message and music, Starr’s 2021 single release “Let’s Change The World” and his “Star Song” to the International Space Station (ISS), where it will orbit around the Earth, passing over many countries and much of the Earth’s population and beaming back down messages of peace and love while also traveling out to distant stars.

Then again, maybe not. . .

Sir Ringo Starr, 81, is forced to postpone his North American tour after TWO members of his All-Starr Band test positive for COVID-19

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  • Dirk July 1, 2022, 8:49 AM

    May in interpret, two members of the band, got colds.

  • Hyland July 1, 2022, 9:37 AM

    I was 8 years old when the Beatles appeared on Ed Sullivan. Though my parents were immersed in jazz, which I dearly love, they were buying Beatles records too and the new craze was inescapable living in the NYC area. I totally loved the band.

    When the parents cratered in 1966 and mom and us kids crashed in New Mexico I was invited to join a Baptist church mob and throw the Beatles stuff into a bonfire. Really, the only possessions we drove out west with was our clothes and Beatles records. These kids told me, “The Beatles are dead and over… they hate Jesus… the Monkees are where it’s at.”

    Imagine my elation when Sgt. Peppers was released summer of ’67. Though I loved the Beatles I know now these four lads were deeply flawed individuals. Lennon cucked-out to the maximum letting Yoko steal all his shit. McCartney attended Hillary-for-President fundraisers with his latest wife. The departed two would probably be vaxxed as I’m quite certain the surviving two certainly are. Make your own music, your own art, admire excellence but remain aloof, uncoofed, and free.

  • Gordon Scott July 1, 2022, 12:47 PM

    George Harrison let Eric Clapton steal his wife, but who knows? George may have been tired of her. Certainly it didn’t work out for Eric, either. And Ringo, well, he was the oldest, and got along with everyone, and never made a fuss, just delivered a beat. And he got Barbara Bach.

    McCartney remains far more complicated than outsiders knew, back then. Especially once Yoko showed up, he ran the band. And he had a whole lot of music in his head that we still have not heard.

  • james wilson July 1, 2022, 12:48 PM

    Lennon is only 4o.

    • ThisIsNotNutella July 2, 2022, 4:11 PM

      Soy makes one hell of an embalming fluid.

  • Dr. Jay July 1, 2022, 1:39 PM

    Some time ago, while having a pint at the Speakeasy bar in London, McCartney came in with his hodgepodge of clingers. They made everyone move from one area of the club so Mister Wonderful could have his fave spot. He’s really a putz . . . from what I witnessed. (By the way, I was having a pint with Jon Lord at the time. True story.)