Paul McCartney turned 66 today. He's three times as old as he was when we first saw him on Ed Sullivan. To paraphrase someone "who wants to see a 60 year old Beatle?" Amazingly, we do.
Unlike some of the other British Invasion performers, we've seen Paul age gradually, so it hasn't been a shock when I've seen him in pictures or on television (although the divorce did seem to put on a few years and lines that weren't there before.) This is in sharp contrast with watching Peter and Gordon or Gerry Marsden on the PBS British Invasion special. They were almost not recognizable and I couldn't tell which one was Peter and which one was Gordon.
Happy Birthday, Sir Paul. Still my favorite Beatle.
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