Ringo at 70

Q. A few weeks ago the Vatican finally gave its approval to the Beatles. How did you feel about that?

A. It didn’t affect me in any way, but I do believe that the Vatican have better things to deal with than forgiving the Beatles. I don’t remember what it actually said — it had some weird piece in it, too. That they’ve forgiven us for being, what, satanic? Whoever wrote it was thinking about the Stones.

– Mr. Starr, interviewed in the NYT