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AARP The Magazine December 2023/January 2024

Ringo Starr reflects on brotherhood and The Beatles, the extraordinary connection between music and the mind and small U.S. cities with big retirement potential


The December 2023/January 2024 issue of AARP The Magazine (ATM) gives readers a closer look into the lives of their favorite celebrities while revealing some of the biggest trends of 2023.

Musician, songwriter and occasional actor Ringo Starr appreciates his memories of The Beatles but does not let them take hold of him. In this issue, the legendary drummer opens up about his early musical memories, his joyous path through life, his new EP Rewind Forward and his ongoing relationship with The Beatles 60 years after their iconic appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Sir Patrick Stewart shares how posting videos online of reciting Shakespearean sonnets got him through quarantine and how just like the rest of us, he too cried watching Barbie. Grammy and Academy Award-winning musician Melissa Etheridge talks about finding her unique voice by performing in whiskey and smoke-filled bars at 12 years old. And in an expansive and intriguing report, famed journalist and book author John Colapinto explores how music affects the brain, its growing role in treating conditions such as Parkinson’s and dementia, and why we can remember music so much better than we can remember conversations or events.

Plus, doctors share the potential downsides of antiobesity drugs in older patients; five survivors of some of the world’s worst tragedies tell their shocking stories; and six surprising cities where older people can thrive in the United States.


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Past Issues of AARP The Magazine

Oct/Nov 2023

In this issue, Henry Winkler shares the story behind his self-reinvention, plus new medical breakthroughs changing the future for older Americans.






Aug/Sept 2023

In this issue, Sheryl Lee Ralph shares her long journey to overnight success and Terry Bradshaw talks about how faith fuels his fight against cancer.






June/July 2023

In this issue, Jeff Bridges opens up about his cancer battle, Ann-Margret on her ‘electrifying’ duets with Elvis, plus we're celebrating 50 years of hip-hop.






April/May 2023

In this issue, Graham Nash on reconciling with David Crosby, Chita Rivera is embracing turning 90 and a money quiz to test how well you know your financial health.      






February/March 2023

In this issue, Tom Brady talks retirement and his future, Sam Waterston discusses the urgency of climate change, plus how to start your own sexual revolution at any age.        






December 2022/January 2023

In this issue, Geena Davis talks about the need for female presidents, Donna Mills serves up secrets to success, and we dive into the dangers of ageism in the justice system.                                                                                                                                                                       





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