"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Birthday Today - Ringo!

Want to feel old?   It's Ringo Starr's birthday, and he's turning 71!

Starr was obviously the fourth most important Beatle, but amazingly enough, he wrote and sang some pretty decent songs that have managed to last, which not a lot of people can say.   Here he is with his best song, "It Don't Come Easy," which it has long been rumored was co-written by his co-Beatle, George Harrison:

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