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There are 56 comments on the Newsday story from Apr 5, 2009, titled Paul McCartney and Ringo Star reunite on stage at all-star bene.... In it, Newsday reports that:

An all-star concert on meditation brought Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr together for their first performance together in seven years.

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StarGazer

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Apr 6, 2009
The concert was fantastic (and was recorded for PBS) as this cast of legendary musicians flowed through set after set of inspiring rock and roll with many artists making guest appearances on songs for others. During the many stage set ups David Lynch, Laura Dern, Howard Stern and Jerry Seinfeld added comments and comedy on the positive influence Transcendental Meditation has had in their lives. Background film clips of youngsters in schools around the world who practice TM gave us hope for a new era of peace and happiness. A charming and delightful evening that transcended all my expectations! http://www.tm.org
stringofsnot

Mineola, NY

#2 Apr 6, 2009
Did anyone make sure these two got their Geritol, vericose vein medicine, a pat on the head and a 9 O'clock bed time?
Silvia

Ottumwa, IA

#3 Apr 6, 2009
My friend went and raved about it; wish I could have been there! And for me, Transcendental Meditation is a tool to release stress, become more balanced, and explore who I really AM deep inside – not the product of life-long conventions and conditioning and stress, but the human being underneath all that. It works!
Zack Zippy

Ruckersville, VA

#4 Apr 6, 2009
stringofsnot wrote:
Did anyone make sure these two got their Geritol, vericose vein medicine, a pat on the head and a 9 O'clock bed time?
No Lawrence Welk wasn't able to make it or advertise for this event.No geritol or bubbles sorry only two legendary well loved Beatles and other good musicians getting together for some great performance so yes give them all a pat on the head and let them all stay up as late as they want to.
Alway A Prankster

Mesquite, NV

#5 Apr 6, 2009
No matter what there is always a PRANKSTER in the
GROUP ! If the Prankster got up to sing the entire
audience would walk out !
These tow performer are a ledgen in there own time !
To The PRANKSTER GROW UP, I hope you make it ?
Good Grief

Virginia Beach, VA

#6 Apr 6, 2009
Who cares? Too little too late. By the way, is Ringo still a drunk?
DrCat

Menlo Park, CA

#8 Apr 6, 2009
It is good to see these celebrities that kids admire donating their time to help the children of the world! Kids are exposed to so many bad influences and dubious values from celebrities in movies and on TV. They get bombarded with violence, materialism, drugs and alcohol. Add to that the internet and their school environment. It must be very difficult for kids to find and walk a healthy path in life. The TM technique strengthens people in such a way that they have better mental health, improved social behavior and decreased use of toxic substances, such as alcohol and tobacco. The children who learn TM because of this program are very fortunate indeed.

awc

“Pepperland”

Since: Dec 06

Pepperland

#9 Apr 6, 2009
DrCat wrote:
It is good to see these celebrities that kids admire donating their time to help the children of the world! Kids are exposed to so many bad influences and dubious values from celebrities in movies and on TV. They get bombarded with violence, materialism, drugs and alcohol. Add to that the internet and their school environment. It must be very difficult for kids to find and walk a healthy path in life. The TM technique strengthens people in such a way that they have better mental health, improved social behavior and decreased use of toxic substances, such as alcohol and tobacco. The children who learn TM because of this program are very fortunate indeed.
DrCat,you truly understand.
So nice to read such an intelligent truthfull post,kudos to you sir.
Bubba the Saint

Seattle, WA

#10 Apr 6, 2009
Good Grief wrote:
Who cares? Too little too late. By the way, is Ringo still a drunk?
Ringo still a drunk.Well he sure plays drums and entertains great for a dude that is supposed to be still a drunk.I am sorry you can't understand or appreciate true talent when you see it or hear it. Is your vision and hearing working ok? maybe it's time for a check up with you Doctor but first sober up dumbass.
the one

Virginia Beach, VA

#11 Apr 6, 2009
Never got the whole Beatles thing. I think they had a few good songs but for the most part I couldn't listen to their stuff. I could say the same thing about The Stones or The Who though. Maybe commercial radio I listened to as a youth killed any appreciation I could have for their music as the same songs were played over and over.
Bubba the Saint

Seattle, WA

#12 Apr 6, 2009
the one wrote:
Never got the whole Beatles thing. I think they had a few good songs but for the most part I couldn't listen to their stuff. I could say the same thing about The Stones or The Who though. Maybe commercial radio I listened to as a youth killed any appreciation I could have for their music as the same songs were played over and over.
Some commercial stations are still that way.repeat all the time until you grow sick and have to change the station or slip in a CD.
Bubba the Saint

Seattle, WA

#14 Apr 6, 2009
SimplyGern wrote:
A couple of bullets and they all four could reunite.
No idiot that would be the grateful dead. Long live Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.May the Beatles music be played forever more.No one can come close or top what they did from 1962 to 1969.Like it or not they were the best and most influential Band in history.And their music still lives on in 2009 over 45 years speaks volumes now doesn't it.
the one

Virginia Beach, VA

#15 Apr 6, 2009
Bubba the Saint wrote:
<quoted text>No idiot that would be the grateful dead. Long live Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.May the Beatles music be played forever more.No one can come close or top what they did from 1962 to 1969.Like it or not they were the best and most influential Band in history.And their music still lives on in 2009 over 45 years speaks volumes now doesn't it.
That "best and most influential band in history" statement is not fact but opinion and could be argued until the end of time. I mean I get why folks like them, I had a good friend who felt the way you do, but there were many musicians who influenced the Beatles. Recently Van Morrison (my hero) stated that they really weren't that important and were actually on the peripheral of the changing music scene back in the 60s. Now, I'm not competent to argue at that level but I just don't personally believe that they were that special and I might ask McCartney-- what have you done for me lately?-- and don't get me started on that band-- Wings-- silly little love song indeed..
Truth Teller

Freehold, NJ

#16 Apr 6, 2009
stringofsnot wrote:
Did anyone make sure these two got their Geritol, vericose vein medicine, a pat on the head and a 9 O'clock bed time?
Such negativity!

What's the matter little one, did someone steal your snack in kindergarten class today?

awc

“Pepperland”

Since: Dec 06

Pepperland

#17 Apr 6, 2009
Bubba the Saint wrote:
<quoted text>No idiot that would be the grateful dead. Long live Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.May the Beatles music be played forever more.No one can come close or top what they did from 1962 to 1969.Like it or not they were the best and most influential Band in history.And their music still lives on in 2009 over 45 years speaks volumes now doesn't it.
I agree 100%, they were and are the greatest band that ever was, not just my word, but sales records prove it.
Not saying they were the only great band or solo artists, the list on that is very big, but to call them the biggest is not an opinion, but a fact.
It's hard for Americans to admit it, but it's true.

awc

“Pepperland”

Since: Dec 06

Pepperland

#18 Apr 6, 2009
the one wrote:
<quoted text>
That "best and most influential band in history" statement is not fact but opinion and could be argued until the end of time. I mean I get why folks like them, I had a good friend who felt the way you do, but there were many musicians who influenced the Beatles. Recently Van Morrison (my hero) stated that they really weren't that important and were actually on the peripheral of the changing music scene back in the 60s. Now, I'm not competent to argue at that level but I just don't personally believe that they were that special and I might ask McCartney-- what have you done for me lately?-- and don't get me started on that band-- Wings-- silly little love song indeed..
Music is in the ear of the listener, but what has Van done lately either ?
Not to knock ol' Van, I'm sure he's done some fine music, "Them" was great,but is he still recording these days ?
As far as Van's remarks, they were taken out of context,but Mike Love says the same thing too, England conquered American music in the 60's, and many American musicians still carry that resentment.
Truth Teller

Freehold, NJ

#19 Apr 6, 2009
the one wrote:
<quoted text>
That "best and most influential band in history" statement is not fact but opinion and could be argued until the end of time. I mean I get why folks like them, I had a good friend who felt the way you do, but there were many musicians who influenced the Beatles. Recently Van Morrison (my hero) stated that they really weren't that important and were actually on the peripheral of the changing music scene back in the 60s. Now, I'm not competent to argue at that level but I just don't personally believe that they were that special and I might ask McCartney-- what have you done for me lately?-- and don't get me started on that band-- Wings-- silly little love song indeed..
This cannot be a fact, as such a statement can never be truly proven.

That said, Van, who is also one of my favorite musicians, is way off the mark by saying the Beatles were on the peripheral...He must be on crack if he said that.

The Beatles albums, particularly Rubber Soul, Revolver and Sgt. Peppers gave birth to the entire psychedelic sound, and bands/musicians from the Stones to the Who to Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd followed them, and were influenced by them....But by the time these bands produced albums where the influence was seen, the Beatles had already moved on to something else. That is what made them so great..they were always blazing new trails via experimentation.

You are of course correct in saying musicians influenced the Beatles. In their early days, they drew heavily from artists like Buddy Holly, Little Richard and many other black musicians...But the whole of rock and roll was founded on black musicians like Richard. The difference is that the Beatles took all of their influences and created something completely unique to their time.

It should also be noted that in the studio, the Beatles pioneered multi layered music, and were the first rock group to incorporate non-standard instruments and pre-recorded sound into their music. In that sense alone, all of popular rock music after them have been influenced by the Beatles.

Far as what have they done for us lately...I dunno dude. That seems a tad unfair. They're 60+ years old.
DJS

Shanghai, China

#21 Apr 6, 2009
Is Pauls ex wife Ilene going to show up for the show?
Hate You

Newport News, VA

#22 Apr 7, 2009
Good Grief wrote:
Who cares? Too little too late. By the way, is Ringo still a drunk?
No...but yo momma is.

“Best voice ever !”

Since: Mar 09

Devil's Hole

#24 Apr 7, 2009
awc wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree 100%, they were and are the greatest band that ever was, not just my word, but sales records prove it.
Not saying they were the only great band or solo artists, the list on that is very big, but to call them the biggest is not an opinion, but a fact.
It's hard for Americans to admit it, but it's true.
I agree!of course the Beatles revolution is a fact not an opinion!!
if some people above think that the Beatles have just some good songs,they have to review and to learn what the difference between good songs and masterpieces.
Are Rubber soul ,Revolver,SGT Peppers, the white album and the magnificent Abbey Road just a few good songs??!!

Well i don't think once again that more than 1 billion people who have bought their records are all morons!!

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