McCartney marks 80th birthday with Springsteen, 60,000 pals
Hard to think of a better way for Paul McCartney to celebrate his 80th birthday than by singing
“Glory Days” onstage with Bruce Springsteen or being serenaded by some 60,000 well-wishers.
That's right, the “cute Beatle” turns 80 on Saturday.
It's one of those cultural milestones that bring a sharp intake of breath
has it been THAT long? — along with an appreciation of what he still has to offer.
For it has been more than a half-century now since the Beatles broke up,
a realization that hits you like that 1970s-era joke about young people saying,
“Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings?”
Like several other members of the “hope I die before I get old” generation, including Bob Dylan.