RINGO Starr celebrated his 72nd birthday Saturday with a public “peace and love moment” in Nashville, Tennessee and hundreds of The Beatles fans from different generations came to join him – from the baby boomers who grew up during the height of Beatlemania to the Millennials who discovered the band decades after it broke up in 1970.
In an interview with CNN, the famous drummer said that he is proud that The Beatles’ music is still popular with young people.
He said, “The music we made is still important… The kids are still learning about our music all these years later. We left a great legacy. Every generation listens to The Beatles. We’re still outselling most acts.”
And Starr isn’t kidding. In 2009, Nielsen SoundScan reported that The Beatles had the highest-selling album of the past decade. The Beatles’ greatest hits compilation sold 11.5 million copies. It also sold approximately 30 million albums in 2009. (Huffingtonpost.com)