Still Cute After All These Years
Paul McCartney, who's 68 today, loved performing more than the rest of Beatles combined. If it had been up to him, they'd never have quit live shows after 1966. And it's good to know he's still out there, allowing millions the fantasty of singing "Hey Jude" with him.
One of the negative after effects of John's death was it accelerated the process of downplaying Pauls' contribution. Some critics saw him as too mindlessly poppy, but he was as essential to The Beatles as Lennon was.