Ringo Starr Talks Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber on 70th Birthday
Ringo Starr Talks Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber on 70th Birthday

Ringo Starr is celebrating his 70th birthday today (July 7), and to mark the occasion, the former Beatle spoke with ABC's Diane Saywer over Skype about his memories as a young pop star adored by millions of fans, not unlike the Lady Gaga's and Justin Bieber's of today.

Video: Ringo Starr on his 70th birthday

"It's a big one," Starr said of turning 70. "When you're 20, 30, 40, you can't believe it's ever going to get up here." That said, Starr isn't looking to turn back time. "I don't think I'd want to be in my 20s anymore," he adds. "It's too mad. You're just starting to find yourself, and in my case, at 22, I ended up in the biggest band in the world. That was a great time for me, but it was still pretty crazy."

When Sawyer asked Starr whether he'd trade places with Bieber, he said, "Well, that would be easy, you know, because he's got the Beatle haircut," then revealed which artist he'd prefer to be for a day. "I'd rather be Lady Gaga, because I like to dress up."

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