Ringo Starr or Al Pacino? Beatles drummer sparks age debate after Billie Eilish award: 'Looks 25 years younger'

A few fans compared Starr's black-dyed hair and bearded look to Hollywood icon Al Pacino


                            Ringo Starr or Al Pacino? Beatles drummer sparks age debate after Billie Eilish award: 'Looks 25 years younger'
Ringo Starr (Getty Images)

Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr landed on the 63rd Grammys stage as a presenter to give away the Record of the Year award to Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell for their chart-topping single ‘Everything I Wanted’. Stealing all the attention, Ringo Starr soon became the talk of the town after a lot of viewers noticed how young the musician looked.

The British singer, songwriter and actor who earned international fame during the 1960s, is 80 years old but many social media users claimed he looked 25 years younger. A few compared his black-dyed hair and bearded look to Hollywood icon Al Pacino as they observed a few striking similarities between the two. Starr was inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a Beatle in 1988 and as a solo artist in 2015. He is also a multiple Grammy-winning artist.
 
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Ringo Starr speaks onstage during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

‘Ringo looks 25 years younger than his age’

As soon as the legendary musician stepped on the Grammys 2021 stage, a lot of social media users could not help but tweet about his looks thus sparking an age debate. One user stated, “They really said ringo starr and i still went “is that al pacino???” Another added, “Wow no grey hair? I'm on my 30's and have plenty.” One individual seemed shocked and posted, “That person isn’t 80” while another complimented, “Hair dye and good genes.”

The next one said, “Not Ringo starr saying peace and love at the grammys tonight I can't believe he's real SkullI luv omfg.” One added, “I thought that was Al Pacino?” after one person tweeted, “And you have to wonder how many @ringostarrmusic  and @thebeatles fans are still awake to see him present the final award at #grammys2021” One concluded, “Ringo looks 25 years younger than his age.” 

Ringo Starr speaks onstage during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)


 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

Speaking of Record of the Year, this is the second year in a row when Eilish has bagged the coveted award with her brother. Their big win came against Doja Cat’s Say So’, Dua Lipa’s ‘Don’t Start Now’, Post Malone’s ‘Circles’, DaBaby and Roddy Ricch’s ‘Rockstar’, Black Pumas’ ‘Colors’, Beyoncé’s Black Parade’ and Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Savage’ remix, also featuring Queen Bey. 

(L-R) Billie Eilish and FINNEAS accept the Record of the Year award for 'Everything I Wanted' from Ringo Starr onstage during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

Beyonce scored nine nominations for this year’s Grammys, which is the most by any artist this year followed by Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch with six nods. Trevor Noah hosted the coveted award ceremony for the very first time. The ceremony was originally scheduled for January 31, 2021, but was later pushed to March 14, 2021, due to a spike in Covid-19 cases.

The 2021 Grammy Awards show, officially known as the 63rd Grammy Awards aired at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on CBS and Recording Academy’s official Facebook page.

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