The amazing thing to me is that everywhere I go, I still hear their music, and it's been almost fifty years ago that they were on the scene. Back when I first started this blog in March of 2009, I wrote a post about my musical journey and talked about the Beatles.
It continues to amaze me that often when walking into an elevator, a grocery store, to name a few, I will hear some old Beatles song being played. Even if the song has been re-worked to sound more like true elevator music, the song is still familiar to my ears: "All You Need Is Love," "Let It Be," and so many others sing to me of an earlier more hopeful time. I'm happy to be reminded of it.
Peace and love is what I would like, too. If I could make it happen all over the world, I would. So I will shout "Peace and love" tomorrow at noon and think of how wonderful it will be when the world is showered with it. Here's a brief excerpt from that article linked above (also where I snagged the AP picture of Ringo):
Mr. Starr is also continuing a tradition – one that started with this 2008 Access Hollywood interview – of asking fans to say the words “Peace and love” on his birthday at 12 noon. (Much easier than shouting the lyrics to “Octopus’s Garden.”) If you need to preserve your voice on Wednesday, you can also leave a message at the Beatles’ Facebook page.Peace and love to you and yours!